'They are not alone': Quinnipiac priests return from Ukraine after assisting refugees

Two priests from Quinnipiac have returned from Ukraine after assisting refugees.

News 12 Staff

Mar 25, 2022, 4:41 PM

Updated 788 days ago

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Two priests from Quinnipiac have returned from Ukraine after assisting refugees.
Father Jordan Lenaghan, executive director of Quinnipiac University's Religious Life, and Father Joachim Kenney, the school's Catholic chaplin, spent 10 days in Ukraine.
"Our visit reminded them they are not alone and not abandoned," Lenaghan says.
Father Lenaghan says the scenes from Ukraine reminded him of something out of a World War II documentary.
Father Lenaghan says he and Father Kenney spent the first part of their mission in Lviv, Ukraine, around 40 miles from the Polish border where they assessed the needs of Ukrainians fleeing the country.
They say they spent some time with a priest in Lviv who had over 200 women and children packed into his parish center.
The religious leaders say airraid sirens and the threat of Russian missiles are an everyday reality for those still in Ukraine.
Father Lenaghan says the sight of a woman who had eyes of trauma and still managed to care for two children will stick with him.
"She had trauma eyes, and she was caring for two little kids."


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