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Pope Francis expresses sorrow in phone call to Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

Feb 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Ukrainian Embassy to the Holy See announced the news on Twitter. Read more

Ukrainian women with children are helped to carry their bags by a Polish border guard as Ukrainian refugees cross the border from Ukraine to Poland at the Korczowa-Krakovets border crossing, Poland, on February 26, 2022, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Knights of Columbus aims to raise $2m for Ukrainian refugees

Feb 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Knights of Columbus announced Friday it is giving $1 million for Ukrainian refugees fleeing Russia’s invasion. More than 50,000... Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Ukrainian Catholic leader: ‘No one has the right to stay silent’

Feb 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Today I ask everyone who will listen to us, everyone who will hear our voice from our bleeding Kyiv: fight... Read more

Pope Francis and Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Pope Francis to Ukrainian Catholic leader: ‘I will do everything I can’ to help end conflict

Feb 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope assured Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of his closeness, support, and prayers for Ukraine. Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow, the cathedral of the Archdiocese of the Mother of God at Moscow.

Russia’s Catholic bishops call on leaders to end conflict with Ukraine

Feb 25, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

They said they were ‘deeply shocked’ by the outbreak of full-scale war. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Vatican laments ‘tragic’ invasion of Ukraine by Russia

Feb 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“The tragic scenes which everyone feared are unfortunately becoming reality,” Cardinal Parolin said on Thursday. Read more

Pope Francis is calling for prayers for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Ukraine.

Catholics in Europe react to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Feb 24, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Catholics across Europe have reacted to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with expressions of solidarity with the Ukrainian people and prayers... Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, pictured at Vatican Radio, July 8, 2019.

Ukraine major archbishop responds to Russian invasion: ‘The Lord is with us’

Feb 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“We believe that in this historic moment the Lord is with us,” Ukrainian Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk said on Thursday. Read more

Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki, Latin Rite archbishop of Lviv, Ukraine.

Ukraine crisis: Catholic archbishop says God will have last word on Russia conflict

Feb 23, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Rest assured, our prayers can change the course of this conflict,’ he said. Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Major archbishop: Russia’s east Ukraine move places ‘all of humanity’ in danger

Feb 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘Irreparable damage has been done to the very logic of international relations,’ he said. Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki.

Polish Catholic bishops’ leader calls for ‘open and hospitable hearts’ to refugees from Ukraine

Feb 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Officials believe that up to a million Ukrainians could seek refuge in Poland. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Patriarch Kirill in Havana, Cuba on Feb. 12, 2016.

Pope Francis’ second summit with Russian Orthodox patriarch could be held in June-July

Feb 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

Aleksandr Avdeyev said: ‘The place hasn’t been chosen yet.’ Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki.

Polish Catholic leader asks Ukraine and Russia’s bishops to join in prayer for peace

Feb 15, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Every war is madness,’ Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki said in a letter to the Catholic and Orthodox bishops. Read more

Military chaplaincy in eastern Ukraine, 2015.

Ukrainian Catholic bishops in US beg prayers for peace in their homeland

Feb 14, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

The bishops of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States issued a statement on Saturday requesting prayers as the... Read more

Catholics pictured near the Co-Cathedral of St. Alexander in Kyiv, Ukraine. April 3, 2021.

Archbishop Gallagher: Innocent people will suffer from conflict in Ukraine

Jan 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s foreign minister said Wednesday, in reference to tensions between Ukraine and Russia, that it is a scandal that... Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, with Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference.

Catholic bishops of Ukraine and Poland say Russia tensions pose ‘great danger’

Jan 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Church leaders appealed to world leaders to ‘refrain from hostilities.’ Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address on Jan. 23, 2022

Pope Francis calls for day of prayer for Ukraine

Jan 23, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“I am following with concern the increase of tensions that threaten to inflict a new blow to the peace in... Read more

St. John Paul II, circa 1992.

That time a priest was reprimanded by a saint

Oct 22, 2021

By Mary Farrow

When white smoke poured out of the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on October 16, 1978, Fr. Eamon Kelly, a... Read more

‘Thousands of women want to go back’: Abortion pill reversal service expands in Russia

Aug 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Russia became the first country in the world to legalize abortion in 1920. Read more