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Damage from explosion in Ukraine.

Catholic Leaders Respond to Invasion of Ukraine

Damage from explosion in Ukraine.
Image reportedly showing damage from a missile strike in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Following President Putin’s decision to recognise the independence of the self-declared Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, Russian troops launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February. Church leaders and organisations have issued various statements in response to the crisis. A compilation of these, alongside a selection of relevant news articles, can be found below.

If you are interested in providing accommodation for Ukrainian refugees, please see the GOV.UK website. The Jesuit Refugee Service has produced a useful FAQ for those considering becoming a host. For updates on how CSAN is coordinating the Catholic community’s response in England and Wales, please visit its dedicated webpage. It will be a useful tool for those wishing to assist Ukrainian refugees in the coming months. If you wish to make a financial contribution to help the people of Ukraine, please consider giving to the following appeals:


Catholic Organisations

Ukrainian Catholic Church



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