SHARE:

You are browsing topics on: Europe

Ukraine: ‘The Church has opened its doors to everyone’

category

“I remember a small child who did not have anything to eat for two days while they were on the road. Many of them have eyes that look as though they are made of glass, faces that have been turned into stone. They are having trouble understanding what is happening around them.”

Turkey: a ‘church with open doors’ in an Islamic society

category

“Our mission is a mission of a Church with open doors. For this reason, all our churches are open to the public at certain times. Sometimes devotions are held, and someone is always there at the church to greet visitors and to answer any questions they may have. This is the way of evangelization we have chosen in light of the present situation.”

Ukraine: breaking contemplative silence to host refugees

category

The nuns estimate that to date more than 500 people have passed through their monastery. “Currently the monastery mostly hosts those who do not plan to go abroad, and some of them don’t have a home to return to either. Now we have 75 people here.

Aid to the Church in Need begins second phase of Ukraine aid

category

“The world has responded with generosity to the plight of the Ukrainian people. Many donations are reaching the bordering countries, but there is now a need for vehicles to transport the goods to those who need them in the country, often in locations that have been heavily damaged, or are still under threat.”

Sisters of Saint Joseph in Ukraine: ‘Our convents have become refugee centers’

category

Whether big or small, each of the order’s houses or convents has been turned into a point of refuge for the neediest:

Ukraine: seminarians and their bishop come to the aid of refugees

category

So far, thousands of people have found refuge and some respite there on their way to other countries in western Europe.

Bishop of Odessa, Ukraine: ‘In this war both peoples are victims’

category

The war is “not a conflict between our two peoples.” People living in Russia have no access to complete information, “therefore, many of them support the Russian government.”

Young siblings in Ukraine: ‘Our parents stayed in Donbass to help; we are safe now’

category

The classrooms in this school have been converted to dormitories which can take up to 100 people. They have been living here for several days and one of the things they are most grateful for is not having to be afraid of falling asleep.

A missionary in Ukraine: ‘Their life is my life, their fate is my fate’

category

“There is brotherly solidarity here, people help each other out. When someone is down, sad, and afraid, somebody else isn’t doing so badly and helps out.”

Ukraine: ‘thanks to your help my children can sleep in beds far from the sounds of war’

category

“On March 6 it became clear that the frontline was drawing closer to the place where we were, the explosions became increasingly louder, and with shorter intervals.”

Scroll to Top