Catholic Church in Ukraine

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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


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

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, pictured at Vatican Radio, July 8, 2019.

Major archbishop urges Ukrainians to be united in face of ‘great threat’

Feb 15, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Feb. 16 will be observed as a “day of unity” in Ukraine. 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

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

Major archbishop: Church offers hope amid ‘very dangerous escalation’ in Ukraine crisis

Feb 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk was speaking at an Aid to the Church in Need online event. 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

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

Europe’s Catholic bishops ask for prayers for peace in Ukraine

Jan 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The bishop said the country was facing a ‘dramatic moment of tension.’ Read more