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St. Stanislaus of Szczepanów is depicted as the patron saint of Poland in a miniature painted by Stanisław Samostrzelnik of Mogiła.

Why did Pope Francis invoke St. Stanislaus for peace in Ukraine and Israel?

May 8, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The pope prayed that the intercession of St. Stanislaus “obtain ... the gift of peace in Europe and throughout the... Read more

Speaking in his Angelus address on March 3, 2024, about the Israel-Hamas war, Pope Francis made an emotional plea for negotiations to reach a deal that both frees the hostages immediately and grants civilians access to humanitarian aid.

Ukrainian officials criticize Pope Francis’ ‘white flag’ remarks on Russia-Ukraine war

Mar 12, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

“Our flag is a yellow and blue one. This is the flag by which we live, die, and prevail. We... Read more

In this pool photograph distributed by Russian state agency Sputnik, Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual state of the nation address at the Gostiny Dvor conference center in central Moscow on Feb. 29, 2024.

Putin warns West of nuclear war risk over Ukraine troop deployment

Feb 29, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

“[The West] must understand that we also have weapons that can hit targets on their territory,” Russian President Vladimir Putin... Read more

Father Oleksandr Zelinskyi, the director general of EWTN Ukraine.

Ukraine war: ‘We’re praying for the conversion of Vladimir Putin,’ priest says

Feb 26, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Feb. 24 marked the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Read more

Bishop Abdallah Elias Zaidan of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles serves as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace.

Leading bishop urges U.S. to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine, two years into war

Feb 26, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop A. Elias Zaidan said Ukraine’s “schools, hospitals, apartments, and basic infrastructure supplying power have been hit by missiles” and... Read more

Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly, center, and Ukraine State Deputy Youriy Maletskiy give out Easter care packages to Ukrainian refugees in Rava-Ruska, Poland, in April 2022.

‘We are not going anywhere’: Knights of Columbus vow to keep up aid to Ukraine

Feb 21, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

“The founding mission of the Knights of Columbus was to care for the vulnerable,” said Szymon Czyszek, organizer of relief... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the Vatican on May 13, 2023, their first meeting since the start of the full-scale war with Russia.

Pope Francis speaks with Zelenskyy about peace efforts in Ukraine

Dec 29, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the pontiff expressed “his wishes of peace — just peace for all of us” during... Read more

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s unicameral legislative body, located in Kiev.

Ukraine Parliament advances bill seen to ban Russia-linked Orthodox church from country

Oct 24, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The law is widely seen as targeting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC). Read more