The Catholic Near East Welfare Association—established in 1926 by Pope Pius XI—has been working with partners in Ukraine since 1991 to foster the post-Soviet restoration of our Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and to provide material aid to those in need in the country. Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and ongoing proxy occupation of Eastern Ukraine, tens of thousands of people have been forced from their homes, and millions are struggling to access vital services including many in need of medical attention.
In the face of possible further Russian aggression, CNEWA and Caritas Ukraine are preparing local centres to welcome displaced persons with food, medicine, blankets, and clothing.
Please pray for peace, for the people of Ukraine, and for the work of CNEWA and its partners. Donations to assist the work of these organisations can be made via the CNEWA Canada website or by phoning 1 866 322 4441.