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Archbishop Paul Gallagher meets with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Kyiv on May 20.

Vatican foreign minister meets Ukrainian counterpart in Kyiv

May 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Paul Gallagher prayed at a former mass grave site in Bucha during his Ukraine visit. Read more

Tetiana Stawnychy, president of Caritas Ukraine, speaks at a press conference in Rome, May 16, 2022.

‘This is going to be a long haul’: Ukraine’s Caritas groups help almost 1.5 million people as war rages on

May 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

The aid offered so far is ‘just the beginning,’ said Caritas Ukraine president Tetiana Stawnychy. Read more

Damage at the Major Theological Seminary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Vorzel, Ukraine.

Ukraine war: Catholic charity to fund restoration of looted seminary

May 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘They took everything they could,’ said seminary rector Father Ruslan Mikhalkiv. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Papal Foundation in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, April 28, 2022.

Pope Francis thanks Papal Foundation for aid to Ukraine

Apr 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope said that the foundation brings ‘love, hope, and mercy’ to those it supports. Read more

Divine Liturgy in St. Erik’s Catholic Cathedral in Stockholm, Sweden, on Easter Sunday 2022.

Ukrainian Catholics crowd Swedish cathedral on Easter

Apr 21, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Cathedral of Stockholm, Sweden, was filled past capacity last Sunday as Ukrainian Catholics in the Scandinavian country celebrated the... Read more

Papal envoy Cardinal Konrad Krajewski prays at a mass grave in Ukraine on Good Friday, April 15, 2022.

Good Friday 2022: Papal envoy prays at mass grave in Ukraine

Apr 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski visited the newly liberated areas around the capital Kyiv. Read more

Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski, the Eparchial Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London, England.

How the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church spread worldwide

Apr 15, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In 1946, the Church’s very existence was threatened. Today, it is thriving worldwide. Read more

Archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas, the apostolic nuncio to Ukraine.

Why the pope’s representative in Kyiv is fighting ‘fake news’

Apr 13, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The nunciature denied claims that Vladimir Putin has accounts at the ‘Vatican bank.’ Read more

A Caritas-Spes worker brings aid to people near Kyiv, Ukraine.

‘Our hands have become like wings’: Catholic charity workers bring aid to Kyiv region

Apr 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

Caritas-Spes distributed five tonnes of food in recently liberated areas. Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis, at the Vatican on Oct. 21, 2021.

Cardinal Tagle laments killing of Caritas workers in Mariupol

Apr 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘We honor the sacrifice of humanitarian workers by praying for them and their families,’ he said. Read more

The office of Caritas Mariupol in Ukraine.

7 people killed at Caritas office in besieged city of Mariupol

Apr 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

Two female staff members of Caritas Mariupol were said to be among the dead. Read more

The damaged statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the Major Theological Seminary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Vorzel, Ukraine.

‘A blow from the devil’: Shattered Fatima statue found in Ukrainian Catholic seminary occupied by Russians

Apr 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘This affair struck me as very unusual,’ said seminary rector Father Ruslan Mikhalkiv. Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk prays on April 7, 2022, for Ukrainians killed by Russian forces in Bucha.

Ukrainian Catholic leader prays at mass grave in Bucha

Apr 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘Seeing the mutilated, breathless bodies, we prayed for their eternal rest,’ Major Archbishop Shevchuk said. Read more

The Voice of the Unborn bell arrives in Lviv, Ukraine, on March 24, 2022.

Pro-life bell forged in Poland and blessed by Pope Francis given to Catholic parish in Ukraine

Mar 29, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The bell was presented to the parish of St. John Paul II in Lviv. Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, pictured in 2021.

‘I’m sorry for the tears,’ says Ukrainian Catholic leader as he details life under bombardment

Mar 29, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Major Archbishop Shevchuk said his daily video messages ‘were spontaneous, just to let everyone know that I’m alive.’ Read more

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

Catholic leader: Ukraine war presents the world with a choice

Mar 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Shevchuk said: ‘Make your choice. Stand on the side of the innocent victims of unjust aggression.’ Read more

Epiphanius I of Ukraine and Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk meet on March 23, 2022.

Ukrainian Greek Catholic leader meets head of Orthodox Church of Ukraine

Mar 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Shevchuk requested the meeting with the leader of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Read more

A group of people in St. Peter's Square hold a Ukrainian flag during Pope Francis' Angelus on Sunday, March 20, in Vatican City.

Pope Francis pleads for an end to 'abhorrent' war in Ukraine

Mar 20, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Pope Francis continued to call for an end to the war in Ukraine Sunday, calling the violence against innocent Ukrainians... Read more

This photograph taken on March 18, 2022 shows smoke rising after an explosion in Kyiv. - Authorities in Kyiv said one person was killed early on March 18, 2022 when a downed Russian rocket struck a residential building in the capital's northern suburbs. They said a school and playground were also hit.

Could Pope Francis visit Ukraine? Here’s what his representative in Kyiv said

Mar 18, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas spoke to EWTN's Raymond Arroyo about the hardships and hopes of Ukrainians trapped in Kyiv. Read more

Pope Francis talks to young people in St. Peter’s Basilica on March 15, 2022.

Pope Francis invites Catholic bishops worldwide to join him in consecrating Russia, Ukraine

Mar 17, 2022

By Alejandro Bermudez

In a letter sent urgently on Mar. 17 to all U.S. Bishops, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop... Read more