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Ukraine: without vehicles there is neither aid nor hope

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Without a van, securing the needs of the refugees is simply impossible, but unfortunately Father Ivan Koltun, the shrine’s custodian, did not have a car until now.

Six months of war in Ukraine: ‘The Lord put us here to serve’

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“I met a soldier who from his position at the front line can see his home through binoculars. His wife and two children remained, under occupation. Every day he can see his wife and children from a distance, but he has no contact with them.”

ACN support for war-stricken Ukrainians reaches $5M

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“Thanks to the help of ACN benefactors, priests and religious can offset shortages of food, and basic hygiene and medical products felt by many of the internally displaced people. Furthermore, they can provide psychological and spiritual support to all those who are traumatized from losing their homes or loved ones.”

Celebration at Ukrainian national shrine—faith under shelling

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Our Lady continues to protect her children, both spiritually and physically.

Ukraine: ‘We are prepared for sudden and unexpected death’

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“Our Church is alive and active. Priests and faithful are in their places, prayer continues to flow, as does the daily liturgy in parishes. More in some than in others, depending on the location: where war activities are going on, or territories are occupied, there is no such possibility.”

Martyred Father Jacques Hamel: a model of simplicity and authenticity

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“One example is a person who claims to have been healed after placing his paralyzed hands on Father Hamel’s grave. We have the paperwork from his doctor. There are definitely supernatural elements.”

Ukraine: a story of war

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“Let’s hurry to love people, they depart so quickly…”

In Ukraine, Russian bombs damage a shrine

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Damage is estimated at around Considering the economic difficulties caused by the war, ACN decided to join the effort and support part of the construction costs, so that the priests can move back as quickly as possible.

Ukraine: ‘Only God can answer the question of why we are suffering in this way’

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“The psychological, spiritual, physical, and humanitarian consequences, as well as those affecting the family, will probably be felt later. The healing is a process. We have started psychological services in one of our houses, and a priest takes part in this process.”

Ukraine: priests thank ACN for vital support

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Before Easter he visited soldiers at checkpoints, which is also part of the work. “We prayed together; we asked God to protect them and to protect Ukraine and we prayed for peace in the world. The Ukrainian Greek Catholic auxiliary Bishop Josyf Milyan of the Kyiv Archeparchy also visited soldiers and civilians who had been affected.”

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