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Amid the chaos of war in Ukraine, priests and sisters refuse to leave: ‘We cannot be anywhere else’

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“The diocesan curia team with priests, nuns and lay persons has delivered water, food, and medication to different places, where it was needed and possible to reach. The diocesan staff also helps in evacuating people from dangerous places,”

Archbishop Shevchuk: ‘Thank you to all those who are doing everything to stop the war in Ukraine’

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“Today I wish to sincerely thank all those who, at the international and inter-religious level, are doing everything to stop the war. I thank the Orthodox brethren, particularly in Germany and Western Europe, and the Russian Orthodox Church abroad, which is trying to serve refugees, and which is appealing to the Church hierarchy in Russia for the need to end the war immediately.”

Ukrainian priest: ‘the Church should be with the faithful, with its people’

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“Despite the danger we continue to celebrate Holy Mass every day. We also continue to offer catechesis and prayer online. We are supporting the refugees, hosting them in our churches, convents, or in the houses of members of the third order. Despite the difficult situation, the sisters continue to care for children and the elderly.”

Russia has Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the crosshairs

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“Every time there’s a Russian occupation of any part of Ukraine where the Ukrainian Catholic Church is ministering, the Ukrainian Catholic Church is strangled and eventually rendered illegal and maybe extinguished.”

HUNDREDS OF ACN VOLUNTEERS IN POLAND ARE HELPING UKRAINIAN REFUGEES

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As soon as the emergency aid program was launched, hundreds of volunteers turned up at the office ready to offer their time and energies in helping. Since then, the office has remained open day and night.

Lviv: ‘The Holy Father is present in Ukraine. He is suffering with you’

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“We don’t ask about religion but However, people should know that they are in a Catholic center. We pray before meals and have devotions every evening.”

Ukraine: Courage and faith in wartime

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Many elderly women are too old or ill to flee. They live in a home for the elderly run by nuns who are determined to stay with their charges.

ACN increases emergency support for Ukraine to $1.4M

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“ACN has to ensure the presence of priests and religious sisters with their people, in the parishes, with the refugees, in the orphanages, with the elderly and those who will face the challenge of surviving in a climate of spiraling costs of living as a result of the war,”

Nuncio to Ukraine: ‘This war is not a purely human invention, there is something demonic about it’

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“This war is not a purely human invention, there is something demonic about it – as there is in all violence. And we can only defeat the evil in this war together.”

Mariupol, Ukraine: ‘It is hell there’—testimony of a Catholic priest

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“Mariupol is like Armageddon. It is hell. Please tell the world: it is a tragedy. There is just shooting at random. The whole town is like one big battlefield.”

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