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

Bishop Edward Kawa, OFM, under the statue of John Paul II in the Bryukhovichi seminary, Lviv, during the war in the country.

Ukraine: Drone attacks on Caritas warehouse hurt the needy

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).


A Generator for Saint Joseph’s Parish in Ukraine

Life is not easy in the town of Dnipro, where Russia’s war on Ukraine has made air raid …

Emergency aid to the Diocese of Mukachevo as a result of the war in Ukraine.

Ukraine: Diocese cares for people traumatized by war

“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).”

Mass Stipends for Priests in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has impacted the entire country, including areas where there has been no fighting. As …

Königstein im Taunus, Germany, 05.07.2023.
Visit of Bishop Maksym Ryabukha of Donetsk, Ukraine, to ACN International.

Ukraine: Kidnapped priests are still missing

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.

Father Ihnatij Moskalyuk with the community in Kherson.
Car for the Basilians in Kherson during the war

Ukraine: Trusting God and fighting off fear and despair

“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.”

Priorities of ACN’s on-going emergency help

1. Tending to the Needs of the People – Subsistence aid for IDPs.

2. Generators, heating, kitchen upgrades, new windows and equipment to keep the faithful warm, and be able to to keep serving meals to families.

3. Emergency support for priests and religious.

4. Vehicles for mobility – to keep reaching out to those in need.

5. Aid for seminarians.

6. Formation and spiritual retreats.

7. Children and youth – summer camps and pastoral activities to leave the war briefly for a spirit of joy in faith and community.

8. Support to Sisters and their mission – Mothers to all!

9. Construction to places of worship and places of shelter.

10. Shepherds and Bringers of Light – stipends to continue celebrating Holy Mass in petition, gratitude and communion.

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