Caritas Spes helps to provide shoes for children from relocated families

For the third month in a row, Caritas-Spes has been providing footwear for children from internally displaced families from the East of Ukraine within the framework of the Pope for Ukraine initiative. As of mid-June, about 1400 pairs of shoes for spring-autumn season have been distributed. Another 400 pairs for children age 2 years to […]

The ‘Pope for Ukraine’ initiative has provided medical institutions for children in Lysychansk with drinkable water

On June 13 Caritas Severodonetsk started implementation of the project ‘Water for the Children of Lysychansk’ within the ‘Pope for Ukraine’ initiative and in cooperation with local military and civil administration. As the project inspirer, father Yuriy Yurchyk, has told, over the recent period the situation with drinkable water has become more serious in Lysychank. […]

German episcopate joined Pope for Ukraine intiaitive with a 500k euro donation

Ukrainian Greek–Catholic Church Permanent Synode opened its regular session on May 23 in the town of Freising (Germany). The first day of Synod discussions witnessed the meeting between Synod Fathers and Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, Chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference. Cardinal Marx asked His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Father and Head of […]

Pope Francis meets with Ukrainian servicemen in Vatican

Pope Francis met with Ukrainian soldiers during his general audience on St. Peter’s Square in Vatican on Wednesday, May 24. “I will not stop praying to the Lord for peace for the dear Ukrainian land,” the Pope pronounced at the end of the general hearing. The Ukrainian military delegation, which participated in the 59th international […]

“We’ve lost everything but not our faith in the triumph of good,” internally displaced man from Pervomaisk says about Pope’s aid

Over the past two months volunteers of Save Ukraine Mutual Aid Centre have given 2,884 adult and children’s food packages and 1,384 children’s diapers packages to those in need, including residents of the frontline area. The beneficiaries are elderly people, people with disabilities, unemployed persons as well as large families and single-parent families. A slightly […]

Caritas Ukraine: Food packages for residents of the “grey zone” in need

We are continuing to distribute food packages in localities of the “grey zone” of Luhansk and Donetsk regions with the support of ICF Caritas Ukraine and Pope for Ukraine initiative. Frontline villages and towns of Luhansk and Donetsk regions are often neglected, a fact that is recognized by the locals – mostly single mothers with […]


The Pope receives the Apostolic Nuncio in a private audience

On the 7th October, 2017 at 11.30am , His Holiness Pope Francis received H.E. Mons. Claudio Gugerotti, the Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine in a private audience. During the meeting, the Holy Father wanted to be fully informed about the political, ecclesial and ecumenical situation in Ukraine, showing particular interest in those who are suffering from […]

«Emmanuel» Association received 500,000 EUR grant from «Pope for Ukraine» Initiative

Charitable Fund «Pope for Ukraine» Initiative provided 500,000 EUR grant to Emmanuel Charity Association for implementation of projects aimed at providing help and restoration of conflict-affected population of eastern Ukraine. Galina Kucher, the head of Emmanuel’s Social Projects Department, and Yelena Kulygina, press-secretary of the Charitable Fund «Pope for Ukraine» Initiative, shared the details of this cooperation […]

Voice of Ukraine: Piatykhatky Residents Receive Humanitarian Aid

Caritas Kryvyi Rih workers delivered humanitarian aid to internally displaced persons who settled in Piatykhatky, Donetsk Region. Head of the Foundation – Father Ivan Talailo, himself lived in Donetsk for two years. He is now living in Kryvyi Rih where he serves as Rector of Ukrainian Greek-Catholic St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker Cathedral. As part of […]

AB Jurkovič calls for ‘far-sighted’ agreement on migration

The Vatican’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič addressed a consultation conference on Monday, preparing for the way for an international agreement on migration and human rights. The agreement, known as a ‘global compact’ aims to draw up a list of principles and commitments addressing all aspects of international migration. At […]

Ricostruire i ponti in Ucraina

La carità del papa non si esprime solo a parole, ma anche con gesti concreti di aiuto. Così è per l’Ucraina. Sono gocce nel mare, ma sono piccoli passi che fanno ritornare la pace. La testimonianza del nunzio Gugerotti, ambasciatore del papa nel Donbass. Il nunzio apostolico in Ucraina dal novembre 2015 è monsignor Claudio […]

Vatican to hold conference on Populorum Progressio

The Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development has released a communique about an international conference to reflect on the 1967 encyclical Populorum Progressio. Entitled “Prospects for service to integral human development: fifty years since Populorum Progressio“, the conference takes place on 3-4 April in the Vatican’s Synod Hall. It aims “to study the theological anthropological and […]

Bishop Jan Sobilo tells about distributing Pope’s aid in eastern Ukraine

“For over six months the committee is working in the east of Ukraine,” sayd Bishop Jan Sobilo. “We help the neediest, as Pope Francis requested, especially those affected by the war that is ongoing in eastern Ukraine. First and foremost are products, food, medicine and shelter. We are trying to find apartments and pay for […]

How the Initiative “Pope for Ukraine” distributes 16 million euros

                                  The Initiative “Pope for Ukraine” is running at full speed. Projects have been examined, aid is being distributed and the projects are being implemented now. The Technical Committee of the Initiatives is visiting settlements along the demarcation, attending […]