Norwegian Refugee Council supplies residents of the “grey zone” with construction materials

On April 25, 2017 international humanitarian organization Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) delivered construction materials to the village of Zolote-4 Popasna District. 29 families received cement, OSB boards, wood, nails, over 1,000 asbestos shingles and plaster to repair houses slightly or moderately damaged during armed conflict in the East of Ukraine. The aid was provided as […]

Pope Francis’ dream realized here in Slovyansk, – Bishop Jan SOBILO (PHOTOS)

On April 24, 2017, a psychological rehabilitation center PROMYR intended for people with trauma of war was opened in Slovyansk. The event gathered many guests not only from Donetsk region. Attending the opening were MPs of Ukraine Hanna Hopko, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children’s Rights, Chairman of the Initiatives “Pope for Ukraine” Bishop Jan […]

“There is a particularly high need in drugs, as diseases aggravate due to stress”, Olena Onyshchenko comments on the project implemented in Mariupol

In Mariupol, the vouchers for medicines and products have been issued to internally displaced persons since February in the CSO Mariupol Youth Union. The project is funded within the Initiative “Pope to Ukraine”. A hundred of families have received assistance – certificates for medicines equivalent to UAH 1500 and 2000. According to project coordinator Olena […]

“We became the Pope’s hands for the poor” – CSO BALTO comments on its project in Berdyansk (VIDEO)

The project “Provision of immigrants in Berdyansk with food and sanitary product vouchers in the winter,” implemented by the public organization “IDPs Association BALTO” within the Initiative “Pope for Ukraine.” Most categories of migrants – disabled, large families, single parents, pensioners – receive aid in the form of certificates equivalent to UAH 500 for the […]

Nearly 1,300 families of “gray zone” received fuel briquettes, given by CRS within the Initiative “Pope for Ukraine” (PHOTO)

Nearly 1,300 families, which is about 3800 inhabitants of the “gray zone”, have received fuel briquettes distributed by Christian rescue within the Initiative “Pope to Ukraine.” As it was previously reported, the fuel briquettes in the front-line area are used not only for heating but also for cooking. In general, to date 1526 tons of […]

7 mln UAH from Pope to Kharkiv Charity

Activists of the charitable organization Station Kharkiv won a grant from Pope for Ukraine humanitarian initiative by Pope Francis. The amount of assistance to support the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Crimea and Donbas is more than 7 million UAH ($260,000). The project should be implemented for five months. “We are planning to monitor the […]


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 […]