Vatican City, Apr 13, 2022 / 09:47 am
Pope Francis blessed an Easter basket for Ukraine war victims this week, as the Knights of Columbus work to deliver 10,000 Easter care packages to displaced families in Ukraine.
Patrick Kelly, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, met with the pope in a private audience on April 11 while en route to western Ukraine, where he delivered care packages to families who have taken refuge in a 14th-century monastery in the Archdiocese of Lviv.
“By distributing these Easter care packages to Ukrainian families, we are sharing the light and hope of Christ’s Resurrection, even in this time of darkness and war,” Kelly said in a statement on April 12.
During his audience with the pope, the Supreme Knight discussed the Knights of Columbus’ humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and Poland to aid those suffering from the war.