Refugees welcomed in Jesuit communities and parishes in April

Last month another 51 people were admitted to Jesuit religious houses and parish premises. At the same time, 20 people left our houses during this period. Currently a total of 148 people are hosted by Jesuit communities and parishes.

A new place given over to the needs of refugees are the rooms in the crown of the church in Gdynia, which were renovated in April. In the last few weeks 8 people have settled there, and two more will come there soon.

In some communities, refugees have left the Jesuit communities and new families have been admitted to the vacant rooms. This happened in Jastrzębia Góra and Toruń. In the former case the refugees returned to their flat in Ivano-Frankivsk, in the latter they managed to rent a flat in Poland. A similar situation occurred in Wrocław, where two people returned to Ukraine to take care of their elderly parents. In all cases, people willing to live in the premises that had been vacated were found within a short period of time.

In most communities, refugees have already been living for several weeks. Many of them have found work and their children have gone to school. They are slowly beginning to organise their lives in Poland. The parishes where they have been received are supporting them. At the same time, in many places it is emphasised that the guests are very energetic, resourceful and eager to get involved.