Burgos, Spain, Mar 8, 2022 / 14:35 pm
César Campomar and María Auxiliadora Hernando and their ten children have lived in Ukraine since 1997 where they went to evangelize as members of the Neocatechumenal Way. The family had to flee Ukraine because of the war and arrived in Burgos from Kyiv last Thursday.
Before serving in Ukraine, they lived as missionaries in Belarus for six years but they were given "an ultimatum because they knew we were from the Church" and so they were given a new assignment in Ukraine.
The family decided to leave Ukraine shortly after Russia’s invasion.
César, María Auxiliadora, and seven of their ten children, along with their respective wives and children, headed for the border to try to make it back to Spain. Two of their children who are seminarians decided to remain, and another lives in Murcia, Spain.