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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

Our Lady of Fatima.

Which novena to pray for Ukraine? Here are some really good ones

Mar 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Catholics worldwide are eager to join in this special time of prayer for peace in Ukraine. But many are asking:... Read more

A kindergarten in Okhtyrka, a city in northeastern Ukraine that has seen intense fighting.

Ukrainian Catholic leader: Innocent children’s blood is ‘on the hands of the criminals who began this war’

Mar 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Shevchuk said that ‘almost 100 children have died as a result of bombing.’ 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

Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki of Lviv, Ukraine.

Ukrainian archbishop calls for worldwide novena ahead of Pope Francis' consecration of Russia, Ukraine

Ukrainian Catholic leaders have been urging Pope Francis to take the dramatic step to consecrate both Ukraine and Russia to... Read more

A screenshot from a video from Ukraine that went viral on March 12, 2022 during Russia's attack on Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital.

Is the viral video of the Blessed Sacrament traveling through Kyiv fact or fiction?

Mar 15, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

A video from Ukraine tweeted on March 12 quickly went viral. But did it show the Blessed Sacrament traveling through... Read more

A crucifix at the Bernardine Church in Lviv, western Ukraine.

Jesus ‘bears the wounds of Ukraine today,’ says Catholic leader

Mar 15, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Major Archbishop Shevchuk said: ‘God is on the side of those who are victims of unjust aggression.’ Read more

The aftermath of Russian bombing on the outskirts of Irpin, northern Ukraine.

Expel ‘evil spirit of war’ from Ukraine with prayer and fasting, urges Catholic leader

Mar 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

The appeal was made by Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk. 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

Photo illustration.

Here's the story behind the viral photo of Ukrainian man hugging crucifix

Mar 6, 2022

By Katie Yoder

CNA spoke with the photographer who captured a powerful image of a man wrapping his arms around the foot of... Read more

A Ukrainian soldier rescues a child

Ukrainian archbishop warns that bombings have left people without heat in freezing temperatures

Mar 5, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has warned hat Russian bombardments have left some people in Ukraine without... Read more

A screenshot from the YouTube video of "Diary from Kyiv," a daily video and podcast series produced by St. Rita Radio, an EWTN affiliate in Norway.

'I believe I'm holding Mary's hand,' says Catholic journalist chronicling war in Kyiv

Mar 5, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A Catholic Ukrainian journalist is documenting day-to-day life in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion of the country — and sharing her... Read more

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Ukrainian Catholic priest in D.C.: Russia has list of church leaders

Mar 1, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A Ukrainian Catholic priest who is the dean of theology at the Catholic University of America says church leaders have... Read more

A scene from the EWTN movie, "To Believe."

EWTN’s new movie chronicles true stories of Ukrainian persecution

Feb 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

Viewers who want to know what life is really like after a Communist invasion need look no further than EWTN’s... Read more

Archbishop Borys Gudziak during the Divine Liturgy of his enthronement as Ukrainian Archbishop of Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia.

Russia’s invasion ‘will probably call for martyrdom,’ leader of US Ukrainian Catholics warns

Feb 25, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Reacting to the rapid pace of developments on the first day of Russia’s attack, Archbishop Borys Gudziak said the “unthinkable... Read more

The Jasna Góra shrine in southern Poland is providing space for Ukrainians in its pilgrim house.

How Poland’s Catholics are helping refugees fleeing Ukraine

Feb 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

Jasna Góra, Poland’s largest shrine, is providing space for Ukrainians in its pilgrim house. Read more

Greek-Catholic priests in phelonia in front of a church in Lviv, Ukraine, in 2018.

Catholic charity commits $1 million to aid Ukraine’s 6,229 religious

Feb 24, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Aid to the Church in Need committed one million euros (equal to $1.1 million USD) to support the work of... Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, meets Pope Francis, Nov. 11, 2021.

Ukraine archbishop skipping papal trip to remain in homeland

Feb 24, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halych remained in the capital city of Kyiv instead of traveling to Florence for a... Read more

Father Oleksandr Zelinskyi, the director general of EWTN Ukraine

‘Our life is in God’s hands,’ says EWTN priest in Ukraine

Feb 24, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Catholic priest who directs EWTN Ukraine plans to stay in the capital city of Kyiv while others flee to... Read more

Caritas Internationalis homepage.

Caritas launches Ukraine fund drive, warning of a 'colossal humanitarian catastrophe'

Feb 24, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Caritas Internationalis launched an emergency appeal to provide relief to Ukraine after Russia invaded the country on Thursday, Feb. 24.  Read more