Fifteen days of serenity for 42 Ukrainian children in Lamezia Terme: the initiative of the diocesan Caritas


By John

Everything is ready in the Diocese of Lamezia Terme to welcome tomorrow evening the 42 boys and girls with eight companions, who, coming from Nikopol in Ukraine, will spend fifteen carefree days far from that war-torn territory.

A gesture of hope that, as said by the director of the diocesan Caritas, Don Fabio Stanizzo, in an interview with Vatican Radio, “becomes concrete” for these children who “have lost their home, their parents, but have not lost hope because in their eyes you can read and see the desire to continue living”.

With this initiative, also realized “by the will of our bishop, Monsignor Serafino a Parisi who encouraged and urged us to move forward – added Don Fabio – in concretizing this process of inclusion, but at the same time also of testimony of a real welcome to also create the culture, as our beloved Pope Francis often reminds us, of taking care of others, we want, in a concrete way, to take care of these brothers and sisters of ours who, less fortunate than us, in this time are still living under the bombs and rubble of war”.

In the past months, in fact, many volunteers, including the Ukrainian community present in the Diocese, have contributed to the drafting of a program of initiatives to ensure that these children can experience moments of communion and serenity by going to the sea, where there have been many beaches that have welcomed the proposal of Caritas, in Sila and also participating in the various initiatives that are starting or have already started in the oratories with the Grest and the Summer Camps for Kids.