Ukraine: With Kyiv still restless, Priests thank ACN for support
News, Ukraine News 19 May 2022
Ukraine: With Kyiv still restless, Priests thank ACN for support

ACN is currently giving more than half a million euros in Mass stipends to support priests in Ukraine who are caring for a population that is besieged and under bombardment.

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Ukraine: “The Church has opened its doors to everyone”
News, Ukraine News 04 May 2022
Ukraine: “The Church has opened its doors to everyone”

The project manager for Ukraine ACN reports on the solidarity visit to the war zone.

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“As long as there are believers in Kharkiv, I will remain with them” says bishop
News, Ukraine News 02 May 2022
“As long as there are believers in Kharkiv, I will remain with them” says bishop

Mgr. Pavlo Honcharuk, Bishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhzhya, tells ACN about the situation in Ukraine’s second-largest city.

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A priest in Kyiv: Mission in times of war
News, Ukraine News 22 Apr 2022
A priest in Kyiv: Mission in times of war

ACN has been sending almost a million AUD in Mass stipends to support priests in Ukraine who continue to serve a war-weary and frightened people. Almost 1,900 Catholic priests are receiving these stipends, all over the country.

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UKRAINE: from contemplative silence to hosting and helping refugees
News, Ukraine News 19 Apr 2022
UKRAINE: from contemplative silence to hosting and helping refugees

ACN has just approved an emergency relief package for Latin Rite female congregations involved in charity work in the Archdiocese of Lviv, such as the Benedictines of Solonka, who opened the doors of their contemplative monastery to refugees.

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Ukraine: Sisters of Saint Joseph: Our convents have become refugee centres
News, Ukraine News 06 Apr 2022
Ukraine: Sisters of Saint Joseph: Our convents have become refugee centres

Millions of people have had to flee their homes to save themselves and their children, abandoning the regions of the east and south of Ukraine, and heading west.

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Bishop of Odessa: “In this war both peoples are victims”
News, Ukraine News 01 Apr 2022
Bishop of Odessa: “In this war both peoples are victims”

The bishop took part in an online conference at the international headquarters of ACN.

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“My parents stayed in Donbass to help; we are safe now”
News, Ukraine News 31 Mar 2022
“My parents stayed in Donbass to help; we are safe now”

Since the beginning of the war, the Archdiocese of Ivano-Frankivsk, in Western Ukraine, has been welcoming women and children refugees. ACN supports the archdiocese in this effort. Some of those who left everything behind spoke to ACN about their experie...

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Missionary priest in Ukraine: “Their life is my life, their fate is my fate”
News, Ukraine News 29 Mar 2022
Missionary priest in Ukraine: “Their life is my life, their fate is my fate”

Enduring a war in the capital of Ukraine, Fr Lucas couldn’t feel much further from Brazil, where he was born and raised. Yet he refuses to leave the country and is moved by the many examples of hope that he has witnessed during this conflict.

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Ukraine: “Thanks to your help my children can sleep in beds, far from the sounds of war”
News, Ukraine News 29 Mar 2022
Ukraine: “Thanks to your help my children can sleep in beds, far from the sounds of war”

A displaced mother talks about the aid she has received from the local Church.

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Ukraine: “We believe in the help of Mary, the Mother of God”
News, Ukraine News 25 Mar 2022
Ukraine: “We believe in the help of Mary, the Mother of God”

Bishops in contested areas are setting their hope on the international consecration of Pope Francis.

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Consoling the suffering and providing shelter for the homeless
News, Ukraine News 24 Mar 2022
Consoling the suffering and providing shelter for the homeless

The Greek Catholic Basilian monks host the displaced who have lost everything.

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Ukraine:“There is no fear anymore, only the desire to be useful”
News, Ukraine News 24 Mar 2022
Ukraine:“There is no fear anymore, only the desire to be useful”

From the very beginning of the war, the Archdiocese of Ivano-Frankivsk, in west Ukraine, has been involved in welcoming fleeing women and children, most of whom are coming from major cities such as Kyiv, Kharkhiv, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro and Odessa.

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Amid the chaos of war, priests and sisters refuse to leave. “We cannot be anywhere else”
News, Ukraine News 22 Mar 2022
Amid the chaos of war, priests and sisters refuse to leave. “We cannot be anywhere else”

With millions trying to escape Ukraine, some insist on staying behind to help those who cannot flee. Among them are the diocesan workers, volunteers, priests and religious of the Kyiv-Zhytomyr diocese.

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Ukrainian Priest: “The Church should be with the faithful, with its people”
News, Ukraine News 16 Mar 2022
Ukrainian Priest: “The Church should be with the faithful, with its people”

An interview with Fr Antonio Vatseba, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Priest and, for the past three years, Provincial of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, a congregation that has six communities of nuns and priests working in Ukraine.

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Hundreds of ACN volunteers in Poland helping Ukrainian refugees
News, Ukraine News 15 Mar 2022
Hundreds of ACN volunteers in Poland helping Ukrainian refugees

The very day the invasion of Ukraine began, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) announced an emergency aid package of 1.5 million AUD for Ukraine which has now increased to 1.9 million AUD.

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Lviv: “The Holy Father is present in Ukraine. He is suffering with you”
News, Ukraine News 14 Mar 2022
Lviv: “The Holy Father is present in Ukraine. He is suffering with you”

Papal envoy visits refugees on the premises of the seminary.

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ACN increases emergency support to Ukraine to 1.9 million AUD
News, Ukraine News 11 Mar 2022
ACN increases emergency support to Ukraine to 1.9 million AUD

Bishops, priests and members of religious orders in the war-torn nation of Ukraine have written to ACN to thank the organisation and its benefactors for the financial, material and spiritual support during this conflict.

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Nuncio to Ukraine: “This war is not a purely human invention, there is something demonic about it; we can only defeat evil together, with prayer, humility, and love”
News, Ukraine News 10 Mar 2022
Nuncio to Ukraine: “This war is not a purely human invention, there is something demonic about it; we can only defeat evil together, with prayer, humility, and love”

Interview with Archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas, Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, about the situation in Kiev, the humanitarian crisis, solidarity among the population and the drama of war.

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Mariupol: “It is hell there” – testimony of a Catholic priest
News, Ukraine News 09 Mar 2022
Mariupol: “It is hell there” – testimony of a Catholic priest

According to its own reports, the Russian army has on Tuesday 8 March put in place a new ceasefire in Ukraine and has opened “humanitarian corridors” for five cities.

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Bishop of Odessa, in Ukraine: “The war has united us. Thank you for your support!”
News, Ukraine News 08 Mar 2022
Bishop of Odessa, in Ukraine: “The war has united us. Thank you for your support!”

People are sleeping in basement shelters, to the sound of air raid sirens. This is life in Odessa, where prayer is what sustains the people.

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Nuns continue to provide spiritual care for the wounded and their families
News, Ukraine News 08 Mar 2022
Nuns continue to provide spiritual care for the wounded and their families

Despite the increasing risk of remaining in the war zones in Ukraine, religious communities have stayed behind to serve the people.

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Ukraine: Prayers in the air raid shelter
News, Ukraine News 03 Mar 2022
Ukraine: Prayers in the air raid shelter

Fr Mateusz is with his community day and night offering reassurance.

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Kharkiv: Bishop documents attacks on residential buildings, as the work of the Church continues
News, Ukraine News 04 Mar 2022
Kharkiv: Bishop documents attacks on residential buildings, as the work of the Church continues

Kharkiv is one of the Ukrainian cities currently most under fire.

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Ukraine: People in Lviv are also working non-stop
News, Ukraine News 03 Mar 2022
Ukraine: People in Lviv are also working non-stop

Father Grzegorz Draus: “To me, the days feel like months.”

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ACN calls on contemplative religious everywhere to join prayer day for peace in Ukraine
News, Ukraine News 02 Mar 2022
ACN calls on contemplative religious everywhere to join prayer day for peace in Ukraine

Many orders, representing hundreds of male and female religious, have already sent messages of support to ACN, assuring it of their prayers and unity with Pope Francis’ request. The most touching words come from those who have lived through the horrors of...

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Priest from Ukraine: “We don’t have time to be frightened”
News, Ukraine News 02 Mar 2022
Priest from Ukraine: “We don’t have time to be frightened”

One day after the beginning of the war, a mixture of uncertainty and fear reigns in Ukraine, reports Magda Kaczmarek, Project Manager for Ukraine with the Aid to the Church in Need(ACN).

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Ukraine: Church continues to help refugees and pray for peace
News, Ukraine News 24 Feb 2022
Ukraine: Church continues to help refugees and pray for peace

The Catholic Church in Ukraine continues to place its hopes in peace talks and diplomatic solutions for the current crisis.

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