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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

A young girl draws on the wall of a destroyed house in the village of Andriivka, Kyiv region, on June 3, 2022 on the 100th day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Sergei Chuzavkov/AFP via Getty Images)

Bishop of Kyiv after 100 days of war: 'Please, let us not stop praying for Ukraine' 

Jun 3, 2022

By Justyna Galant

The fighting in Ukraine has entered a new phase, and some are losing interest —and hope. Read more

Pope Francis and Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

Major archbishop hopes Pope Francis will visit Kyiv ‘as soon as possible’

Apr 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope has said that a visit is “on the table.” Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard the papal flight to Malta on April 2, 2022.

Pope Francis: Visit to Kyiv is 'on the table'

Apr 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis on Saturday said a papal visit to Kyiv is "on the table," raising the possibility of a dramatic... 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

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 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

The aftermath of missile strikes in Irpin, a satellite city on Kyiv’s western outskirts.

Ukrainian Catholic leader: ‘Kyiv is being transformed into the spiritual capital of the world’

Mar 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk issued a video message as Ukraine entered ‘the second week of this horrible war.’ Read more

An explosion in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Feb. 24, 2022.

Ukraine conflict: Catholic priest in Kyiv shares how Caritas is helping children find shelter

Mar 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘In my house, we have 37 people,’ Father Vyacheslav Grynevych said. Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk records a video message on Feb. 27, 2022.

Ukrainian Catholic leader in Kyiv: Priests will celebrate Sunday liturgies in bomb shelters

Feb 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

Kyiv residents are unable to go to church because of a government-mandated curfew. Read more

Protestors can take refuge and pray for peace in one of two tent-chapels on Maidan Square in Kyiv.

Catholic campus in Ukraine mourns lecturer killed in protests

Feb 21, 2014

By Sonya Bilocerkowycz

Ukrainian Catholic University, located in the far-western city of Lviv, is lamenting the death of one of its lecturers who... Read more