Lydia Tomkiw

During a recent morning mass, Saints Peter and Paul Garrison Church, in Lviv, Ukraine, is packed.

Ukrainian Greek Catholics lament lack of support by Vatican amid war with Russia

Pope Francis recently praised Russian historical figures in a speech to Russian youth. To members of Ukraine’s Greek Catholic community, these comments were deemed "painful" amid the ongoing war with Russia, and put a spotlight on their needs and concerns.

Ukrainian Greek Catholics lament lack of support by Vatican amid war with Russia
soldiers in rehab center

Wounded Ukrainian soldiers start new journeys on prosthetics

Wounded Ukrainian soldiers start new journeys on prosthetics
Carnegie Hall in New York, May 12, 2020. 

As war rages at home, Ukrainian choir heads to Carnegie Hall to celebrate 100 years of ‘Carol of the Bells’

As war rages at home, Ukrainian choir heads to Carnegie Hall to celebrate 100 years of ‘Carol of the Bells’
The Kyiv Symphony Orchestra rehearses at the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, Poland, the day before the premiere performance of the "Voice of Ukraine" tour that took them to nine cities across Poland and Germany

The Kyiv Symphony Orchestra fights on the war's 'cultural front'

The Kyiv Symphony Orchestra fights on the war's 'cultural front'
Students at the Warsaw Ukrainian School (SzkoUA), in Warsaw, Poland, sing during an English lesson.

'Their lives collided with war': Ukrainian refugees in Poland open their own schools

'Their lives collided with war': Ukrainian refugees in Poland open their own schools
Ukrainian Nicolai, 41, says goodbye to his daughter Elina, 4, and his wife Lolita, on a train bound for Poland fleeing from the war at the train station in Lviv, western Ukraine, Friday, April 15, 2022.

‘Home is home’: Ukrainians in Poland consider options as Russia’s war enters new phase 

Many of the 3 million Ukrainians who found safe harbor in Poland amid war at home now find themselves at a crossroads: Build a new life in Poland or return to Ukraine?

‘Home is home’: Ukrainians in Poland consider options as Russia’s war enters new phase