Vatican to Security Council: enforce Ukraine ceasefire

(Vatican Radio) The Vatican on Tuesday said “all necessary steps should be taken to enforce the ceasefire and to implement the measures agreed upon” in Ukraine. The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, was speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council. “Concerning the conflict in Ukraine, […]

“You’ve become the hands and the eyes of Pope Francis in Ukraine,” Bishop Sobilo tells the participants of the Initiative “Pope for Ukraine”

On February 17, Zaporizhzhia hosted a meeting of representatives of religious and public organizations who started the implementation of large grants under the humanitarian Initiative of the Holy Father Francis “Pope for Ukraine.” During the meeting, participants were to know each other, share experiences of previous work and present the projects they are implementing within […]

‘When the Pope heard about Avdiyivka, he wanted his representative to go there as soon as possible’, — Apostolic Nuncio Claudio Gugerotti

On February 14-15, 2017 the Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti together with bishop Jan Sobilo, President of the Technical Committee of the Initiative ‘The Pope for Ukraine’ were on a two-day visit to Donetsk region, during which they visited Sviatohorsk, Kramatorsk, Avdiyivka and other inhabited settlements of Donetsk region recently affected by shelling. […]

Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti to visit Avdiyivka

On February 14-15, 2017, Claudio Gugerotti, Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine Archbishop, together with Bishop Jan Sobilo, President of the Technical Committee of Initiative “The Pope For Ukraine”, are visiting Avdiyivka and other neighboring settlements of Donetsk region recently affected by shelling. His Excellency arrives in Donetsk region in order to witness the solidarity, prayer and […]

Olena Rozvadovska: the situation in Avdiyivka is complex but not desperate

The situation in Avdiyivka has not returned to normal yet, shooting is going on. Problems with electricity and heating have not been eliminated yet, and it is freezing cold in the street. The city residents, many children among them, are now close to humanitarian disaster. Soothing is the fact that many help services, like 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 […]