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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 meets with Ukrainian Greek Catholic leaders at the Vatican July 5, 2019.

Pope Francis tells Ukrainian Catholic leaders to persevere in hope amid Donbas conflict

Jul 6, 2019

By Courtney Mares

One day following his private audience with Vladimir Putin, Pope Francis met Friday with leaders of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, prefect of the papal household, greets Russian president Vladimir Putin upon his arrival at the Vatican, June 10, 2015.

Ukraine crisis the focal point in Pope's discussion with Putin

Jun 10, 2015

By Elise Harris

In the second meeting between Pope Francis and Russian president Vladimir Putin, held on Wednesday at the Vatican, the discussion... Read more

A young religious sister prays at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2105.

Power of prayer: Contemplative cloisters coming to Crimea?

Mar 14, 2015

By Kate Veik

It’s been one year since fighting broke out in Ukraine. The death toll has surpassed 6,000. Almost 1 million people... Read more

Protestors were able to take refuge and pray for peace in tent-chapels at Maidan in Kyiv.

The life of minorities in Ukraine, one year after protests began

Nov 21, 2014

By Sofia Kochmar

One year ago, Mustafa Nayyem, a Ukrainian journalist born in Afghanistan,  began Euromaidan from his post on Facebook: "Let us... Read more

Fr. Bohdan Kosteskiy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church ministers to the faithful in Crimea, October 2014.

Faith in the time of annexation: A tough choice for Crimea's Church

Nov 4, 2014

By Sofia Kochmar

Since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March, religious groups there – aside from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) –... Read more

Bishop Jacek Pyl, an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Odessa-Simferopol.

Catholics in Ukrainian border diocese face suffering, uncertainty

Sep 9, 2014

For Catholics in the southeast Ukrainian Diocese of Odessa-Simferopol, ongoing Russian control of Crimea has created serious challenges and “incredible... Read more

A Divine Liturgy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church celebrated during protests in Kyiv's Maidan Square, Feb., 2014.

Maidan protests gave rise to a 'new society' in Ukraine

Apr 10, 2014

The three months of protests in Kyiv’s Maidan Square were a demonstration of Ukrainians’ moving beyond fear to find their... Read more

Pope Francis prays during Mass on May 30, 2013.

Pope assures Ukrainian people of his solidarity, prayers

Mar 18, 2014

In a March 17 meeting with the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Pope Francis expressed the Holy See’s... Read more

A Divine Liturgy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church celebrated during protests in Kyiv in February.

Three abducted priests in Crimea returned safely

Mar 16, 2014

Three priests of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church who were kidnapped in Crimea over the weekend have reportedly been returned... Read more

One of two tent-chapels that were erected in Maidan Square in Kyiv during protests.

Ukraine’s churches unite behind nation, seek prayers for peace

Mar 5, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Ukrainian religious leaders are standing together in their opposition to Russia’s use of troops in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, and ask... Read more

A Divine Liturgy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church celebrated during protests in Kyiv earlier this month.

Ukrainian Catholic Church sees growth in south of country

A new diocese of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has been established in southern Ukraine, following a decision to divide... Read more