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"I know who bombed me. It was russia"- the rescue story of two…

I would come home on foot if they said that Mariupol is Ukrainian again. I am 60 years old, and now I am not sure whether the state will provide me with any housing at all. It is humiliating for us, even though we are not the ones to take…

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"I know who bombed me. It was russia"- the rescue story of two…
It's all about sharing the grief: war stories uniting people

It's all about sharing the grief: war stories uniting people

Wherever a person lives, in an apartment or a detached house, one always thinks of one's home. Especially during the war period. Caritas-Spes Pilgrimage Center in Western Ukraine has become a new temporary home for many IDPs. Here, in…

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"Non-stop service" or a story about the staff of Caritas-Spes…

There are state laws and spiritual laws. And one of such spiritual laws is the service of Man in this world.

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"Non-stop service" or a story about the staff of Caritas-Spes…
"I can't just sit idle here". The story of Katya from Vorzel

"I can't just sit idle here". The story of Katya from Vorzel

I met Katya in the lobby of a cozy pilgrimage center that receives internally displaced persons. It seemed to me at first that the girl was working here dealing with organizational issues because she held a notebook in her hands and…

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My daughter sings Tina Karol's song about Ukraine all the time…

The girl mentioned in the title was able to grow up peacefully in the Sumy region, prepare for school and delight the whole family with singing her favorite Ukrainian songs. However, unfortunately, the 5-year-old kid and her mother, Mrs.…

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My daughter sings Tina Karol's song about Ukraine all the time…
Shelter for the body and consolation for the soul in the heart of the…

Shelter for the body and consolation for the soul in the heart of the…

In times of the war, the word "shelter" acquires a special meaning. Caritas Spes Yablunytsia is not just a place where a comfortable bed, delicious food and a hot shower will always be offered. It is also a constant support of native…

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"If God led us out of hell, then he has a plan for us" - parents of…

When we hear about the tens of thousands of dead in Mariupol, we understand, that this is not the final figure. When just for a moment we try to imagine the lives of people in catacombs for three months now, under constant fire, without…

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"If God led us out of hell, then he has a plan for us" - parents of…
"I trust that who is an instrument of destructive power will be punished,…

"I trust that who is an instrument of destructive power will be punished,…

Svitlana moved from Odessa. The day we publish this story, her daughter Kateryna was born.

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"In the morning we saw traces of military tank trucks near our house. The…

“A rabid crowd like an endless snake stretched across the entire station and underpasses for the trains to west Ukraine. People sat on bags, stood, walked, and chattered in the twilight, with trunks, children and pets… »  

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"In the morning we saw traces of military tank trucks near our house. The…
‘God takes care of His children’. From hell to miracle. Svitlana’s diary

‘God takes care of His children’. From hell to miracle. Svitlana’s diary

We learnt that the priest tried to get the column out but it came under fire. A mother and her two children were in one of the cars. The mother got shot in her arm, one of the kids in the belly and the other one in the arm, too. I still…

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"If it weren't for the Lord, we would be at the very epicenter of…

February 24, 2022. The day when the life was divided into before and after. The events of that day became a point of no return. That day I woke up at 7 am from the alarm clock with a feeling of imminent trouble. After reading the…

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"If it weren't for the Lord, we would be at the very epicenter of…
"Cut the loaf into pieces to stretch for longer" - the story of…

"Cut the loaf into pieces to stretch for longer" - the story of…

I'm from Kiev. I remember standing on the Maidan in 2004 and 2014. Then we did not allow them to do to us what happened in Belarus. The bells rang and we ran to the square to fight for the right to live freely. This struggle continues to…

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