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The U.S. bishops met in Baltimore for their annual fall general assembly on Nov. 14-17, 2022.

9 key things the U.S. bishops did at their fall meeting in Baltimore

Nov 18, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Here’s a summary of key actions taken at the U.S.Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) fall plenary assembly. Read more

Vladimir Putin / Credit: Flickr from Global Panorama (CC BY-SA 2.0)  Pope Francis / Daniel Ibañez, ACI Press

Russia is ‘willing’ to speak with Pope Francis about the war in Ukraine

Oct 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitri Peskov said his government is willing to talk with Pope Francis, the U.S., and France to... Read more

Pope Francis dedicated nearly all of his Angelus address on Oct. 1 to the war in Ukraine.

Pope Francis appeals to Putin for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine

Oct 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Speaking from the window of the Apostolic Palace on Oct. 2, the pope dedicated nearly all of his Angelus address... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Sept. 18, 2022.

Pope Francis: Christians cannot be indifferent to corruption

Sep 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis’ comments on corruption were inspired by one of Jesus’ parables that the pope said can be difficult to... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the Angelus address on Sept. 11, 2022.

Pope Francis: Reach out to a friend who needs to hear that God loves them

Sep 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has urged Catholics to imitate the Lord’s dedicated search “for the lost sheep.” Read more

Pope Francis receives Ukraine's ambassador to the Holy See, Andrii Yurash, April 7, 2022

Ukraine’s Vatican ambassador rebukes Pope Francis for mention of Moscow car bomb victim

Aug 25, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Ukraine’s ambassador to the Holy See criticized Pope Francis on Wednesday for lamenting the car bombing that killed the daughter... Read more

Pope Francis and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

In phone call, Zelenskyy thanks Pope Francis for praying for Ukraine

Aug 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

“Our people need support of world spiritual leaders who should convey to the world the truth about acts of horror... Read more

Pope Francis speaking in the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 26, 2022.

Pope Francis in Canada: How Ukrainian migrants and indigenous peoples can learn from each other

Jul 27, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The history of indigenous peoples in Canada speaks to the plight of Ukrainian immigrants, says this bishop in Edmonton.  Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus from the window of the Apostolic Palace on July 3, 2022.

Pope Francis: Evangelization is not ‘personal activism’ but a witness of love

Jul 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

In his Angelus address, the pope posed a question: “How do we bring the good news of the Gospel to... Read more

Wolodymyr, Tatiana, Franciszek, Magdalena, and Teresa Korczyński on June 22, 2022.

Ukrainian family prays for peace at World Meeting of Families

Jun 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

A Ukrainian family of 10 is participating in the World Meeting of Families this week. Read more

Pope Francis prays the rosary for peace in Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major, May 31, 2022.

Pope Francis prays rosary for peace in Ukraine and around the world

May 31, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope meditated on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary in union with Marian shrines around the world. Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki.

Polish bishops’ leader: Vatican’s approach to Russia ‘naive and utopian’

May 24, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki made the remark after a May 17-20 visit to Ukraine. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of Italy’s Civil Protection service in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall on May 23, 2022.

Pope Francis thanks Italian volunteers for helping Ukrainian refugees fleeing ‘absurd war’

May 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope thanked volunteers for aiding ‘refugees from Ukraine, especially women and children who have fled this absurd war.’ Read more

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

The opening night of an exhibition of art by Ukrainian refugee children at St. James' Cathedral in Riga, Latvia, May 8, 2022.

Exhibit of Ukrainian child refugees' art opens at cathedral in Latvia

May 10, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

An exhibition of artwork made by Ukrainian refugee children was opened Sunday at the complex of St. James' Cathedral in... Read more

Joe Donnelly, the new US ambassador to the Holy See, meets with Ukrainian refugees in Rome, Italy, on April 21, 2022.

US ambassador to the Holy See meets Ukrainian refugee born in bomb shelter

May 5, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Joe Donnelly met with a Ukrainian mother who had given birth to her baby in a shelter under a hospital. Read more

Pope Francis and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Pope Francis says he wants to meet Putin in Moscow to discuss Ukraine war

May 3, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘We have not yet had a response,’ the pope said. Read more

Pope Francis at the Easter Vigil Mass on April 16, 2022.

Pope Francis weeps at Ukraine suffering, calls for daily rosary for peace

May 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis has again lamented the suffering caused by the invasion of Ukraine and encouraged the faithful to pray a... Read more