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

Major archbishop: Pope Francis’ day of prayer for Ukraine brings ‘hope of peace’

Jan 26, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

‘We are grateful to the pope, who heard our voice,’ he told CNA. Read more

Pope Francis during his general audience in the Paul VI Hall on Jan. 26, 2022.

Pope Francis on day of prayer for Ukraine: ‘Please, no more war’

Jan 26, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘I invite you to pray for peace in Ukraine and to do so often throughout this day.’ 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

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

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

Major archbishop thanks Pope Francis for support as Ukraine faces multiple crises

Nov 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said the country faced rising poverty. Read more

Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki of Lviv, Ukraine.

Catholic archbishop in Ukraine: ‘It is still springtime in our Church’

Jun 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki said the Church was thriving despite rising secularization. Read more

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

Major archbishop: ‘Ukraine is expecting the Holy Father to visit’

May 3, 2021

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk said the pope could visit the Eastern European country despite the pandemic. Read more

Volodymyr Zelensky visits the Ternopil region of Ukraine on Sept. 18, 2020.

Ukraine’s president: Vatican would be the ideal place for meeting with Putin

Apr 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“The Holy See is a moral authority on a global level which has always effectively played the role of mediator,”... Read more

Archbishop Kondrusiewicz prays outside the Akrestsin Street pre-trial detention center in Minsk, Aug. 19, 2020. Credit:

Belarus bishop offers Mass for Chernobyl victims on 35th anniversary of nuclear disaster

Apr 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“It was the largest man-made disaster in human history. We feel its effects today,” Archbishop Kondrusiewicz said. Read more

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

Major Archbishop: Ukrainians living in ‘psychological terror’ as Russian troops gather at border

Apr 19, 2021

‘On behalf of the Ukrainian people, I ask you to pray for peace,’ says Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church leader Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk with Pope Francis in 2020.

Pope Francis prays for peace as Ukraine-Russia tensions rise

Apr 18, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“I follow with great concern the events in some areas of eastern Ukraine, where violations of the ceasefire have multiplied... Read more

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

‘May the Savior wipe away every tear’: Ukrainian Greek Catholic leader issues Christmas message

Jan 7, 2021

The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church urged his flock Wednesday to set aside “fear and sorrow” as they... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 9, 2019.

One million people helped in Ukraine by Pope Francis’ charitable project

Jul 28, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis’ charitable project for Ukraine, started in 2016, has helped nearly one million people in the war-torn country, according... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his Angelus address June 7, 2020.

Pope Francis asks young people to 'send a hug' to the elderly

Jul 26, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis asked young people Sunday to reach out to the elderly, especially those in nursing homes, to send a... Read more

United States Capitol Building - Washington DC. Via Shutterstock

New House bill targets religious persecution in Crimea

Dec 16, 2019

By Matt Hadro

A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives to hold Russia accountable for what Congressmen claim is the... Read more

Pope Francis greets Russian President Vladimir July 4, 2019.

Putin visits Pope Francis on July 4th

Jul 4, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Pope Francis at the Vatican July 4 for a 55-minute private discussion about international... Read more

Cherkassy, Ukraine: an Orthrodox procession, January 2017.

Orthodox Patriarch commits to independent Ukrainian Church, snubs Moscow

Oct 11, 2018

The announcement, released Oct. 11, also removed the traditional right of the Russian Patriarch to ordain the Metropolitan of Kyiv,... Read more

 Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

Archbishop: Russian invasion of Ukraine is a ‘silent war’

Jun 15, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Speaking at the end of a closed-door meeting on religious freedom at the US Embassy to the Holy See, Major... Read more

Basilica of Saint Sophia.

Analysis: Why will Pope Francis visit the Ukrainian parish in Rome?

Jan 12, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

On Jan. 28, Pope Francis will visit the Basilica of Saint Sophia, the Greek Catholic Ukrainian parish in Rome. While... Read more