Kharkiv, Ukraine, Mar 1, 2022 / 04:30 am
A Ukrainian Catholic bishop is sheltering with his Orthodox counterpart in the besieged city of Kharkiv, a Catholic charity said on Monday.
Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) reported on Feb. 28 that Bishop Pavlo Honcharuk, the Latin Rite bishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia, had “spent the past days in a bunker with several families, as well as with his Orthodox counterpart.”
Russian forces have advanced on Kharkiv, which has a population of 1.4 million people, since President Vladimir Putin ordered a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.
According to media reports, the Russian bombardment of the city in northeastern Ukraine has resulted in the deaths of civilians, including children.