Pope Francis donates another ambulance to a hospital in Ukraine

For the eighth time, Cardinal Almoner of His Holiness will travel to the Eastern European country, to the Zboriv district of the Ternopil region, to bring an ambulance equipped as a mobile resuscitation center to the Central Hospital

The prayer and closeness of Pope Francis are reflected in helping those who suffer from the devastating effects of war. It will continue to be Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, Almoner of Holiness, who will deliver it. The Almoner, for the eighth time, will travel 2 thousand kilometers to reach the Zboriv district of the Ternopil region, to take an ambulance equipped as a mobile resuscitation center to the Central Hospital. Krajewski will also bring a large quantity of essential medicines from the Vatican Pharmacy and the Pharmacy of the “Agostino Gemelli” Polyclinic.

An instrument to help rescuers of injured people

In the Ternopil region, due to the continuation of the war, numerous convoys arrive every day with soldiers wounded at the front and civilians forced to flee the border area with Russia, where hostilities are bloodiest. This ambulance will also be a valid tool to support first responders to the injured. During this new mission, the Almoner, on behalf of the Pope, will also inaugurate the “Saint John Paul II” rehabilitation center, built in Vinnytsia, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamyanets-Podilskyy, for the comprehensive, physical and psychological rehabilitation of those They have suffered the trauma of war. The center, like other similar ones, wanted by Pope Francis, was created with the contribution of some pontifical foundations such as the Church in Need and Papal Foundation.

Centers open to all

These centers, as Pope Francis teaches, are open to “everyone”, without distinction of faith, nationality and without any exclusion. Treatment is offered not only to all those who have suffered injuries in battle, but also to their loved ones, wives and children, to support Ukrainian families at this dramatic time. The Saint John Paul II Center, which will be inaugurated in the last days of June by Cardinal Krajewski, and the donation of the ambulance and medicines, are gestures of mercy with which Pope Francis reminds us that faith is not incorporeal, but rather takes on the difficult situations of the poorest and most fragile brothers, like the good Samaritan who cared for the man attacked and left bleeding on the side of the road or on the outskirts of history. These concrete gestures of compassion are intended to open the way to mercy to achieve the grace of forgiveness.