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Geographies of Care: The Catholic Church in Poland’s Assistance to Refugees from Ukraine During Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

J Relig Health. 2022 Dec 31. doi: 10.1007/s10943-022-01729-9. Online ahead of print.


The purpose of the article was to analyze the collected empirical material in the form of in-depth interviews, observations, statistical data, and numerous accounts of the assistance of the Catholic Church in Poland in the first 8 months of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The results of the survey revealed that the Catholic Church’s activities and support to Ukrainians were carried out on many levels: charitable-mainly material, financial and social housing assistance, psychological, educational, and medical. All Catholic parishes and almost all women’s and men’s convents and monasteries in Poland, Caritas Poland, as well as dozens of church institutions, joined in helping refugees from Ukraine.

PMID:36586089 | DOI:10.1007/s10943-022-01729-9

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