FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2022
PRESS ADVISORY: PRESS BRIEFING ON THE SITUATION OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN UKRAINE, EFFORTS TO AID REFUGEES
(New York, NY) Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Archbishop Borys Gudziak, Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Vatican to the United Nations, will be available to brief reporters and answer questions on both the current situation of the Catholic Church in Ukraine and efforts by the Church in the United States to assist refugees and displaced persons in Ukraine, on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan.
They will be joined by Monsignor Peter Vaccari, President of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), a Papal agency headquartered here in New York, which is one of the primary Catholic agencies spearheading relief efforts for those suffering in Ukraine. Cardinal Dolan, as Archbishop of New York, serves as Chairman of the Board of CNEWA. They will also be joined by Serhiy Kyslytsya, the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations.
This press briefing will take place near the Ukrainian Cross, which has been at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral since March 4, 2022. The Cross, constructed in 2002, has travelled around the world, and currently serves as a source of hope and trust in the Lord during this time of war and tragedy in Ukraine.