CNEWA Canada launches campaign to assist displaced people in Ukraine

Thursday, June 11, 2015

huculakThe Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA Canada) on May 25, 2015, launched a campaign to assist the more than 1.5 million Ukrainians who have been displaced by war and violence over the past two years. “The Ukrainian people have gone through so much violence in their history, and are working to build a truly democratic and inclusive country that embraces its ethnic and religious diversity,” said the Most Reverend Lawrence Huculak, O.S.B.M, Eparchial Archbishop of Winnipeg and Metropolitan for Ukrainian Catholics in Canada, as well as a member of CNEWA Canada’s board of directors. “I invite the Canadian population to be generous in helping these frightened people in need of shelter and basic supplies, who, above all, need to regain their dignity and hope in these turbulent times.”

CNEWA is a papal agency for humanitarian and pastoral support which works closely with the Congregation for the Oriental Churches. In addition to Archbishop Huculak, the Board of CNEWA Canada includes the Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa and Chair; His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto and Vice Chair; His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec and Primate of the Church in Canada, Treasurer; the Most Reverend Martin William Currie, Archbishop of St. John’s; and the Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, C.S.B., Archbishop of Vancouver.

Link to the news release