Aid provided by Caritas Hungary during the war in Ukraine - Report 10-03-22

10th March 2022, Thursday

More than a week ago we received an e-mail invitation for a meeting with Caritas Ukraine and their neighbouring countries to prepare for the flow of asylum seekers. Now we are in the middle of this task. We had two days, when the number of them was decreasing but from Saturday it is rising again. The last two days, we had around 850 refugees here at the Barabás Base.

Recently, H.Em. Cardinal Michael Czerny, who serves as the Prefect ad interim of the Holy See's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, visited the Base. His personality gave us hope and refugees also felt more hopeful in the presence of him. It reinforced all of us on the tenth day of our mission at the border.

Caritas Hungary’s aid in the situation of the Ukrainian War - Report 05-03-22

5th March 2022, Saturday

Our volunteer team these days consists of around 20 people; we work in two shifts, and each shift has a leader in charge. The first shift works from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the other is from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. They can help us to show Caritas’s personal attention and love to refugees, as they welcome them in front of the building, and keep them company. We had around 500 people here in two days and one thirds of them were children. They are tired, hungry and still parents show calm to the children.

This is the current (05-03-22) report of the Caritas Hungary’s aid in the situation of the Ukrainian War.

Caritas Hungary’s aid in the situation of the Ukrainian War - Report 03-03-22

4th March 2022, Friday

From the very beginning, the national headquarters of Catholic Caritas and its diocesan organizations actively supported the refugees and the Hungarian communities that remained across the border during the war in Ukraine.

On 2 March Ferenc Palánki, bishop of Debrecen-Nyíregyháza came to the Caritas Base to visit refugees. There are many volunteers from the diocese who work here. The bishop’s friendliness gave new energy to our hard work.

This is the current (03-03-22) report of the Caritas Hungary’s aid in the situation of Ukrainian War.

Caritas Hungary’s aid in the situation of the Ukrainian War - Report 02-03-22

4th March 2022, Friday

On 1 March, Ábel Szocska, the bishop of the Diocese of Nyíregyháza visited the Caritas Base, and talked to the colleagues working there. Alexandra Szentkirályi, the government spokeswoman also visited. In the late afternoon, Anikó Lévai, the wife of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán also arrived at the Base together with the Hungarian Interchurch Aid.

This is the current (02-03-22) report of the Caritas Hungary’s aid in the situation of Ukrainian War.

Caritas Hungary’s aid in the situation of the Ukrainian War - Report 01-03-22

4th March 2022, Friday

Caritas Hungary have been working from the very first time with refugees, together with the Nyíregyházi Diocesan Caritas and the Debrecen-Nyíregyháza Diocesan Caritas. We provide service at the Barabás-Mezőkaszony (Косонь) border crossing point. We have a Caritas Base located next to the temporary warming place. Ukrainian and Ukranian-Hungarian people come here from the border station.

This is the current (01-03-22) report of the Caritas Hungary’s aid in the situation of Ukrainian War.

Communication of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference

1st March 2022, Tuesday

As members of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, we express our common concern about the war in Ukraine. Our pain is also increased by the fact that our Hungarian brothers and sisters living in Ukraine are also affected by the war. We sympathise with and share the pain of all those who are suffering in any way as a result of this armed conflict.

The Lenten Pastoral Letter of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops' Conference

26th February 2022, Saturday

At the beginning of the season of Lent, we focus our attention once again on the fact that we are preparing for Easter, the feast of the Resurrection of our Lord. This time of preparation is an occasion for repentance, because the encounter with the mystery of salvation requires purification and conversion from us.