By Solène Tadié

Courtesy photos
(Clockwise from Left) Taken at the end of January during a prayer for the consecration of the village of Shirokine near Mariupol, where fierce fighting took place in 2014-2015, and now completely destroyed and uninhabited. Participants are CRS founder Andriy Olenchyk, General of the Order of the Knights of St. John Paul II Krzysztof Wonsowski, CRS Military Chaplain Corps Priest and National Chaplain of the Ukrainian Province of Oleksandr, Coordinator of CRS-Warsaw and Ukrainian provincial General Chapter of the Order of the Knights of St. John Paul II, Volodymyr Korchynsky, head of CRS-Mariupol and Grand Knight of the local banner General Chapter of the Order of the Knights of St. John Paul II, Volodymyr Zavadsky. Taken at the frontline village of Pionerske’s children’s center “Ark of Peace”, launched by missionaries of the Christian Rescue Service unit including CRS founder Andriy Olenchyk, General of the Order of the Knights of St. John Paul II Krzysztof Wonsowski, CRS Military Chaplain Corps Priest and National Chaplain of the Ukrainian Province of Oleksandr. Roman Catholic parish of Christ the King of the Universe in Khmelnytsky, February 23. Participants are representatives of the leadership teams of CRS. The subject of the meeting was the launch of the process of deploying a network of crisis humanitarian centers based on parishes and church communities.

The Register spoke to some Ukrainian Catholic leaders and civilians who are personally experiencing the devastating ongoing conflict between Russia and their country.

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