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A team from the charity Investing in People and Culture at Warsaw Central railway station

Parishes navigate obstacles to help refugees arriving in UK

Churches across the UK are continuing their efforts to assist refugees fleeing Ukraine following the Russian invasion. The latest figures from the United Nations show that almost 4.3 million people have left Ukraine since the invasion. The International Organization for Migration says that 7.1 million are displaced within the country


May Jesus hold us, comfort us and empower us

“It is easy to be overwhelmed by all that is going on. One temptation is to turn our backs on all the worries, throw off our masks and carelessly drink vodka. The other temptation, almost as alluring, is to engage in endless worry and adopt the doomscrolling phone habits that so many of us feel compelled to develop,” says Bishop John Roundhill


In Ukraine, “such a war has no excuse, neither from God, nor from people”

In an Address to the Faithful and Citizens of Ukraine” on 24 February, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kyiv and All Ukraine (Moscow Patriarchate) candidly addressed the current situation: Trouble has happened,” he said. Most regrettably, Russia has started military actions against Ukraine, and at this fateful time, I urge you not to panic, be courageous and show love for your homeland and for one another”