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Ukrainian Catholics Recall Warm Reception at World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon

Hannah Brockhaus
Marina Aleykseyeva, 31, from Kiev, Ukraine (second from left with a pink baseball cap), together with fellow pilgrims from Ukraine, attended World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 1-6. She said they traveled to the international gathering to pray for peace in their country.

The support shown in Lisbon ‘is something that we will keep in our hearts and bring to our families.’