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A Car for Dominican Sisters in Belarus

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In 1992, almost immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union, three Dominican Sisters from Poland came to Belarus and began their apostolate in the …

Expansion of the Catholic Parish Center in Tomsk, Russia

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The Catholic Parish of the Transfiguration of the Lord in West Siberia is a thriving community. Located in the city of Tomsk, Sundays see Mass …

Finish Accommodations for Pilgrims at the Shrine of Berdychiv in Ukraine

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The image of Mary in Berdychiv’s Carmelite Monastery and Church is a shrine for Ukraine’s Catholics. The monastery and its attached church were originally built in 1630 by the family of a Polish nobleman, who also donated the image of Mary. Since then, it has drawn large numbers of Catholic faithful, who lay their cares and concerns at the feet of the Mother of God. One of the shrine’s most significant moments was its crowning by the local bishop in 1998, with a crown blessed by Pope John Paul II.

Help a Youth Pastoral Center in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Catholics are a minority in Bosnia and Herzegovina – barely 14%, and declining. During the Bosnian war, from 1992 to 1995, half the Catholic population was expelled or forced to emigrate. Even today many Catholics are leaving the country because they can see little future for themselves, owing to the discrimination they face in seeking employment, in the schools and in social life.

Support Contemplative Religious Sisters in Ukraine

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Ten years ago the Congregation of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara founded a convent in in the town of Burshtyn in West Ukraine. It seemed an almost impossible task at the time, since the Sisters had to start from nothing. Thanks to their perseverance and their deep trust in God, their great dream finally became reality.

In Crimea, the poor are getting poorer—faith-based summer camps bring ray of hope

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“Many families cannot afford to go on holiday. However, the risk of becoming addicted to computers, the internet, drugs or alcohol is particularly high for children and adolescents who spend their holidays on the streets, bored.”

Aid for the Life and Ministry of Redemptorist Sisters in Ukraine

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In the 1930s, a dozen girls from Ukraine began preparations for the country’s first-ever Redemptorist convent, but its opening was delayed indefinitely by the outbreak …

Renovate the Church of Magadan in Siberia, Russia

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The port town of Magadan in eastern Siberia was first established in 1929 as a concentration camp. Under the Soviet regime, it was the principal …

Support for a Moscow Conference on Pastoral Care of the Mentally Ill

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Psychological illnesses are on the increase all over the world and have today overtaken such diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular illnesses in terms of …

A Joint Catholic-Orthodox Conference on Addiction in Russia

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Every year, according to World Health Organization statistics, some 200,000 people die from drug addiction – and around 3 million from alcohol addiction. That is …

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