What follows is the Easter Message «Urbi et Orbi» of Pope Francis, who mentioned Ukraine, stating: «May the sufferings of the people who live in the eastern regions of Ukraine come to an end»
On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Pope Francis appointed Father Oleksandr Yazlovetskyi as titular bishop of Tulana and auxiliary of the Diocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine.
Citizens of Sloviansk Donetsk region remember the Spring and Summer 2014 very well: fights, occupation, curfew… Empty supermarkets, disactivated ABMs, marauding, suspended schools, nurseries, no electricity and no water… Fear, that citizens of this city faced, can hardly be described.
A delegation of more than one hundred young Italian priests, episcopal vicars and priests responsible for clergy formation, headed by Archbishop-metropolite of Milan Archdiocese Mario Delpini, has visited meeting devoted to the results of work of the “Pope for Ukraine” Action in Kyiv.
Bishop Eduard Kava OFMConv, a head of the Technical Secretariat of the “Pope for Ukraine” Action, visited children from the ATO area who were recovering, resting and studying in a camp of “Caritas-Spes” in Yablunytstya village of Ivano-Frankivsk region.
The Vatican aid for migrants living in Kharkiv and Kharkiv region is continuing and starting from December thousands of internally relocated persons will be able to receive it” – stated today the Auxiliary Bishop pf the Lviv Archdiocese and the Head of the “Pope for Ukraine” Technical Secretariat , His Excellency Eduard Kava during the press conference in Kharkiv.
The first stage of humanitarian Initiative “Pope for Ukraine” to help the victims of military operations; today received the support of about 200 thousand people.
It was reported to Obozrevatel which cited the press service of the Initiative “Pope for Ukraine.”
On December 13, 2016, Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine His Eminence Claudio Gugerotti met with students and professors of Dragomanov National Pedagogical University. During the two-hour lecture, the Vatican Ambassador answered the participants’ questions and told about the Vatican diplomacy, and Pope Francis’ assistance to Ukraine and Syria.
12 January Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti presented his credentials to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko