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Poland and Ukraine: More than 1,000 convents are helping refugees

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Francisco Veneto - published on 04/01/22

Many Catholic religious communities have opened their doors to help those who have had to flee Ukraine because of the war.

Adding up the totals for Poland and Ukraine, there are more than a thousand Catholic convents that are currently helping war refugees affected by the Russian invasion.

According to information released on March 15 by the Council of Major Superiors of Congregations of Women Religious in Poland, reported in Vatican News, female religious are providing “spiritual, psychological, medical, and material support” in 924 convents in Poland and 98 in Ukraine, engaging some 150 religious congregations that have already helped around 18,000 people.

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