“Bishop Monforton visits war victims in Ukraine to show U.S. Church’s solidarity”

This article describes Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe chairman Bishop Monforton’s visit to Ukraine, where he met and prayed with victims of the war. He also personally visited some of the shelters which have received funding from the subcommittee, thanks to your generosity. 

Signs of Resolve; Signs of Resilience

Signs of Resolve; Signs of Resilience

Bishop Monforton describes the resilience and resolve of the Ukrainians who are rebuilding, even in the midst of the horrors of war. Standing in front of a decimated building in the city of Irpin, he asks for continued prayers. The rebuilding effort is...

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A Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest celebrates Liturgy for evacuees in a bomb shelter, late February 2022

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Rebuilding the Church in Georgia

After decades of persecution, Catholics of the Armenian rite, the Chaldean rite, and the Latin rite have experienced a new era of freedom since Georgia became independent from the Soviet Union. These communities have set about rebuilding the Church, but poverty and remote, rural locations have made this work more difficult.

See how Catholics in the village of Arali kept the faith during years of persecution and now that their church is restored and they have a priest, they are able to celebrate Mass as a community. With assistance from the Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, Catholics in Georgia are able to rebuild churches, provide medical care for the poor, and to pass on the faith to the next generation so that the Church can once again thrive where once it was persecuted.

Please use this resource guide to learn about and discuss the faith of the people of Arali and the ways the Church is helping Georgian children and people with disabilities improve their lives.

Bishop Monforton on helping Catholics in Kyrgyzstan

Bishop Monforton on helping Catholics in Kyrgyzstan

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton relates how the Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe helps Catholics in Kyrgyzstan rebuild the Church in this former Soviet republic after 70 years of communist rule. This is just one of many ways you can...

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