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‘I Pray to St. John Paul II Every Day’: How a Ukrainian Refugee Found Shelter at the Pope’s Former Krakow Residence

Clockwise from left: From left to right: Eleanor Petritschenko, Catharine Shimonovitsch, Natalia Miroshnitschenko and Mikita Heyvitsch are shown in front of the Bishop’s Palace in Kraków,in southern Poland. Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Kraków meets Ukrainian refugees Eleanor Petritschenko and Catharine Shimonovitsch. The entrance to the Bishop’s Palace in Kraków bears an image of the Polish Pope.

‘Through the intercession of St. John Paul II, God led us to this residence,’ says refugee Eleanor Petritschenko.