Warsaw, 15 March, 2022 / 10:30 am (ACI Africa).
Almost 1,000 Catholic convents in Poland are helping refugees from Ukraine.
The Council of Major Superiors of Congregations of Women Religious in Poland said on March 15 that sisters in 924 convents in Poland and 98 in Ukraine were offering “spiritual, psychological, medical, and material help.”
All of the nearly 150 religious congregations operating in Poland and Ukraine are believed to have helped people in need. Some have offered help to a few people, while others have offered assistance to as many as 18,000.
Poland, a country of 38 million people that borders both Russia and Ukraine, was already home to an estimated two million Ukrainian workers before the war.
The U.N. refugee agency reported that as of March 14, almost 1.8 million people have entered Poland from Ukraine since the full-scale Russian invasion on Feb. 24.