Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 24, 2022 / 15:28 pm
A Catholic aid organization is sending emergency support to the faithful in Ukraine as Russia invades the country.
“The situation is getting worse every day,” Bishop Pavlo Honcharuk of Kharkiv, who leads one of the dioceses that Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) will support, said in a Thursday press release. “We live now from hour to hour.”
ACN committed one million euros (equal to $1.1 million USD) to support the work of the Church in Ukraine on Thursday, and is accepting help raising funds to assist the Church in the country. Its support comes after Russia began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine early Thursday morning with the firing of airstrikes and missiles.
According to ACN, its support will aid the 4,879 priests and religious brothers and 1,350 religious sisters in Ukraine. The group will also provide aid to the four Greek-Catholic exarchates and the two Latin dioceses in Eastern Ukraine.