One year since the invasion of Ukraine, the only thing that has changed is the passage of time. The people are still suffering, they are still in need, Most still cannot go home.
please read the country updates below and donate to the faithful’s fight for survival if you can. god bless you for being a vehicle of compassion and kindness at, what still is, a terrible time.
Updates from Ukraine
When the drones hit Lviv on the morning of September 19th, a warehouse containing donations to the charity Caritas-Spes was destroyed. “All the relief goods stored there should have gone to Kharkiv and Pavlograd in the following days,” the bishop told Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).
“Diocesan buildings have been turned into places of shelter, and “almost half of Roman Catholic families in the region have housed IDPs in their own homes,” Bishop Mykola Petro Luchok told Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).”
Until November 2022, several Catholic parishes and a Redemptorist monastery were still operating in the occupied territories, but in mid-November, two Redemptorist Fathers, Ivan Levitskyi, C.SS.R., and Bohdan Heleta, C.SS.R., one of whom suffers from a severe form of diabetes, were arrested by Russian troops and are still being held at an unknown location.
“At the beginning, I found it hard to deal with this situation psychologically, but then I asked the Lord, during the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, to give me an answer. That was when courage started to flow through me.”