Faith under Fire

  Jesus foretold that persecution of Christians is to be expected in life (Mark 13: 9, Luke 6:22) and the apostle Paul warned that “anyone who tries to live in devotion to Christ is certain to be attacked, while the wicked imposters will go from bad to worse…” (2 Timothy 3:12).   ‘Release International’ is a […]

Scenes in Warsaw, from Fr. Gregory

Fr. Gregory has arrived in Warsaw, Poland and has sent these pictures of the scenes he has encountered on his first day whilst visiting his brother and then his parents.  You can see some buses carrying refugees having arrived from Ukraine.  Also the food and clothes banks that have been set up on the streets […]

Spiritual Warfare

  We are overwhelmed by the merciless evil that we see perpetrated before our eyes, day by day, as yet more havoc and pointless destruction is wreaked upon innocents in Ukraine.  We learn of a maternity hospital bombed in Mariupol, women in labour and children buried. We are at the same time lifted up by […]

Emergency Ukraine Appeals

Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is despatching €1m (more than £830,000) in emergency help for Church communities responding to the desperate crisis unfolding in Ukraine following the Russian invasion. Bishops, priests and Sisters across Ukraine are helping to support people in need of food, clothing and other necessities as displaced families […]

Pray for Ukraine

Pope Francis has made a heartfelt appeal for peace in Ukraine, inviting everyone to make 2 March, Ash Wednesday, a Day of Fasting for Peace.  “Once again the peace of all is threatened by partisan interests,” he stressed.  Pope Francis appealed to those “with political responsibility to examine their consciences seriously before God, who is […]