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Ukrainian refugees at the house of the Capuchin friars in Slovakia with Brother Martin Azzopardi (second from the right).

Ukrainian refugees say they 'found new family' with friars in Slovakia

Sep 1, 2022

By Charlotte Evans

Ukrainian refugees in Slovakia have spoken about their sorrow at the ongoing conflict in their country and voiced gratitude for... Read more

Poland’s bishops celebrate Mass in Zakopane on June 7, 2002.

Poland’s Catholic bishops: Many Ukrainians ‘will not be able to survive’ without help

Jun 8, 2022

By Justyna Galant

More than three million people have fled from Ukraine to Poland since Feb. 24. Read more

Bishop Krzysztof Zadarko, chairman of the Polish bishops’ council for migration, tourism, and pilgrimages.

Catholic bishop questions lack of EU support as Poland aids millions of Ukrainian refugees

May 16, 2022

By Justyna Galant

More than three million people have fled from Ukraine to Poland since Feb. 24. Read more

Pope Francis visits a reception center for asylum seekers in Castelnuovo di Porto, Italy, on March 24, 2016.

Pope Francis: Migrants and refugees have ‘enormous potential’ to help society

May 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope made the comment in his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2022. Read more

The opening night of an exhibition of art by Ukrainian refugee children at St. James' Cathedral in Riga, Latvia, May 8, 2022.

Exhibit of Ukrainian child refugees' art opens at cathedral in Latvia

May 10, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

An exhibition of artwork made by Ukrainian refugee children was opened Sunday at the complex of St. James' Cathedral in... Read more

Joe Donnelly, the new US ambassador to the Holy See, meets with Ukrainian refugees in Rome, Italy, on April 21, 2022.

US ambassador to the Holy See meets Ukrainian refugee born in bomb shelter

May 5, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Joe Donnelly met with a Ukrainian mother who had given birth to her baby in a shelter under a hospital. Read more

Pope Francis meets Ukraine war refugees at his Vatican residence, April 2, 2022.

Pope Francis greets Ukraine war refugees before first papal flight of 2022

Apr 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The group of 15 refugees consisted of mothers and children. Read more

Archbishop Zbigņev Stankevičs of Riga visits Ukrainian refugees at the Registration Center for Ukrainians in Riga, Latvia, March 25, 2022.

Riga archbishop visits Ukrainian child refugees

Mar 25, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Archbishop Zbigņev Stankevičs visited with Ukrainian refugee children in Latvia on Friday, welcoming them to the country as an exhibit... Read more

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer with Ukrainian refugees in front of Msgr. Georg Ratzinger’s former home.

Home of Benedict XVI’s late brother opens doors to Ukrainian refugees

Mar 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Benedict XVI visited his ailing brother at the house in June 2020. Read more

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‘I pray to St. John Paul II every day’: How a Ukrainian refugee found shelter at the pope’s former residence

Mar 23, 2022

By Solène Tadié

‘Through the intercession of St. John Paul II, God led us to this residence,’ said Eleanor Petritschenko. Read more

A Caritas Poland ‘Tent of Hope’ in Krościenko, southern Poland.

Poland’s Catholics dig deep to help Ukrainian refugees

Mar 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

Catholics have donated record sums to Caritas Poland, the country’s largest charity. Read more

Pope Francis visited Ukrainian refugee children being treated in the Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital in Rome on March 19, 2022.

Pope Francis visits Ukrainian refugee children hospitalized in Rome

Mar 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Some of the hospitalized children suffer from serious blast wounds from the war in Ukraine, a Vatican spokesman said. Read more

Refugees wait for trains at Lviv railway station in western Ukraine.

Catholics in Ireland hope to host Ukrainian refugees

Mar 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘We want to be able to open our doors and welcome them as much as possible,’ said Archbishop Martin. Read more

Sisters from Przemysł, Poland, help Ukrainian refugees.

Almost 1,000 Polish Catholic convents are helping Ukraine’s refugees

Mar 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Nearly 1.8 million people have entered Poland from Ukraine since the full-scale Russian invasion. Read more

Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Irish Catholic bishops call on Patriarch Kirill to support Ukraine ceasefire

Mar 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘This invasion and aggression reminds us of the fragility of peace, even in Europe,’ the bishops said. Read more

The Bishop’s Palace in Kraków, southern Poland.

St. John Paul II’s former residence in Poland opens doors to Ukrainian refugees

Mar 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

Almost 1.3 million Ukrainians have sought refuge in Poland. Read more

Polish Knights of Columbus unload a truck full of supplies for refugees fleeing Ukraine.

Ukrainian, Polish Knights of Columbus marshal resources to help care for refugees

Mar 8, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Polish and Ukrainian Knights of Columbus have been working together to provide aid to the millions of refugees fleeing Ukraine... Read more

Polish volunteers help Ukrainian refugees arriving at a train station in Przemyśl, southeastern Poland.

Catholic leader thanks Poles for welcoming 1 million people fleeing Ukraine war

Mar 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘May the Lord God repay you a hundredfold,’ said Major Archbishop Shevchuk. Read more

Refugees from Ukraine arrive at Przemyśl Główny train station in eastern Poland.

Polish Catholic archbishop greets Ukrainian refugees arriving at train station as humanitarian crisis grows

Feb 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Adam Szal assured the new arrivals of his prayers for peace in their homeland. Read more

Pope Francis meets with refugees whom he helped to bring to Italy on his 85th birthday, Dec. 17, 2021.

Pope Francis celebrates his 85th birthday with refugees he helped bring to Italy

Dec 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The group of about ten refugees are being supported directly by Pope Francis. Read more