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Need to move beyond basic relief in Ukraine, ICMC says

July 26, 2022

In a European Parliament session on the humanitarian response in Ukraine, ICMC says there is a need to tend to hearts and minds for the people suffering from the war, beyond food and shelter.

Ukraine crisis needs longer-term solutions: Msgr. Vitillo

Source: AgenSir

In early July, ICMC Secretary General, Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, spent a week visiting in solidarity with displaced people in Ukraine and refugees in Poland. Speaking for the Catholic Response for Ukraine (CR4U) working group, Msgr. Vitillo at the end of the trip participated in discussions at the European Parliament, pressing for longer-term solutions as the war continues.

World’s Ukrainian Bishops Gather in Poland

Source: Catholic News Service (CNS) in Crux

The Bishops are meeting for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, to feel the 'fraternal unity of the global Church' at a moment when pastoral care is crucial for both people directly affected by the war and to those clergy and laypeople responding in local communities to provide for the needs of refugees and displaced persons.

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Source: Agenzia Fides

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