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Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 6, 2021.

Russian Orthodox metropolitan seems to exclude possibility of an appeal for peace to Russian leaders

Mar 24, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

In response to a letter to the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church pleading for his intervention in the Ukraine... Read more

An image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at St. Peter's Church, Vienna, Austria. | Pope Francis

What time is the consecration of Russia and Ukraine? Find out here

Mar 24, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The pope says he will pray the prayer at 6:30 p.m. Rome time. Read more

Pope Francis at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal on May 12, 2017.

Pope Francis asks all Catholics to take part in consecration of Russia, Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘I ask you to join in this act by inviting the priests, religious and faithful to assemble in their churches... Read more

Pope Francis and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

In new phone call, Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy tells Pope Francis he would welcome Vatican mediation

Mar 22, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Ukrainian president said he told the pope about ‘the blocking of rescue corridors by Russian troops.’ Read more

Children shelter in a basement in Mariupol, southeastern Ukraine, amid Russian bombardment on March 5, 2022.

Ukrainian Catholic leader accuses Russia of ‘genocide’ in besieged city of Mariupol

Mar 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Shevchuk said: ‘People are dying not only from enemy weapons but also from hatred.’ Read more

Pope Francis prays at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal on May 12, 2017.

Vatican confirms Pope Francis is inviting world’s bishops to join in Ukraine-Russia consecration

Mar 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope is asking the bishops ‘to join him in praying for peace and in consecrating and entrusting Russia and... Read more

An image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at St. Peter's Church, Vienna, Austria.

Catholic bishops of England and Wales to join Pope Francis in Ukraine-Russia consecration

Mar 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘I have been touched by the Holy Father’s initiative,’ said Bishop Mark O’Toole. Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary, Moscow, Russia.

Catholic leader in Moscow welcomes Russia’s consecration to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 16, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Paolo Pezzi said he hoped Mary’s intercession would ‘stop the bloodshed.’ Read more

A plenary meeting of the Polish bishops’ conference on March 15, 2022.

Ukraine war: Poland’s Catholic bishops condemn attacks on civilians

Mar 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

The U.N. human rights office has recorded over 1,800 civilian casualties. Read more

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

‘We are grateful’: Ukrainian Catholic leader welcomes consecration to Mary’s Immaculate Heart

Mar 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Major Archbishop Shevchuk said: ‘This is a spiritual act long awaited by the Ukrainian people.’ Read more

Our Lady of Fatima.

Our Lady of Fatima shrines asked to join in prayer for conversion of Russia

Mar 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

The appeal was made by the rector of Ukraine’s Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on March 6, 2022.

How Pope Francis’ tone on the Ukraine war has shifted

Mar 8, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The pope’s words at the Angelus marked a subtle but important change. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks in a Vatican News interview published Nov. 30, 2021.

Cardinal Parolin urges end to attacks in call with Russia’s foreign minister

Mar 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s secretary of state “conveyed Pope Francis’ deep concern about the ongoing war in Ukraine.” Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, March. 6, 2022.

Pope Francis sends cardinals to Ukraine, where ‘rivers of blood and tears flow’

Mar 6, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Pope Francis condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and expressed his solidarity with the country on Sunday. Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, pictured on May 12, 2016.

Ukraine conflict: Cardinal Bo fears ‘nightmare scenario’ of ‘global nuclear holocaust’

Mar 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Burmese Church leader said the world was on ‘the threshold of self-annihilation.’ Read more

Cardinal George Pell gives an interview to EWTN News in Rome, Italy, on Dec. 9, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Cardinal Pell condemns ‘illegal and ferocious Russian invasion’ in letter to Ukrainian Catholic leader

Mar 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Australian cardinal said he regretted the ‘absence of support’ for Ukrainians. Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk records a video message on Feb. 28, 2022.

Ukrainian Catholic leader: ‘May dialogue and diplomacy conquer war’

Feb 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk sent a video message from the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks in a Vatican News interview published Nov. 30, 2021.

Vatican cardinal: ‘There is still room for negotiation’ to end Ukraine conflict

Feb 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Pietro Parolin said the Vatican was ready to help Russia and Ukraine resume the path of dialogue. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Feb. 27, 2022.

Pope Francis appeals for end to ‘tragic’ Ukraine conflict

Feb 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

He called for the opening of humanitarian corridors. Read more