Fact sheetSubsequent to the Sunday recitation of the Regina Coeli, Pope Francis has requested the Church in Europe to hold a special collection to provide humanitarian assistance to the people in Ukraine.

Background info

Caritas Ukraine Response

Ideally this collection should be held on Sunday, 24 April 2016 in parishes throughout our diocese.


The Holy Father stated that the collection was a “gesture of charity, one that apart from alleviating material suffering, shows my personal closeness as well as that of the entire Church” to the people of Ukraine.

The Pope’s decision to appeal for help and for peace in Ukraine is a natural extension of the current Jubilee Year of Mercy, noted Bishop Gudziak.