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Father Deacon Andrew Bennett addresses a fundraising breakfast for Catholic Pacific College in Langley Township, British Columbia, in December 2023. “Increasingly young adults see what the world is offering them, and they realize it’s not what they want,” he said.

‘Search for beauty and truth’ leads young adults to church, Ukrainian Catholic deacon says

It all comes down to giving young people “a sense of life in beauty, truth, and goodness — those great... Read more

"Martyrdom of Josaphat Kuntsevych" (c. 1861) by Józef Simmler.

Ukrainian Greek Catholics observe 400th anniversary of St. Josaphat Kuncewycz’s martyrdom

Nov 17, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

The 17th-century saint is called the “Apostle of Unity” because of his efforts to heal the divide between the churches... Read more

Ukrainian Greek Catholic Archbishop Borys Gudziak addresses the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., on March 14, 2023.

Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia to cover up Nazi SS monument in Catholic cemetery

Sep 13, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The monument was meant to honor the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, which was made up of ethnic... Read more

Pope Francis and Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

Vatican reassures Ukrainian Catholics that pope did not intend to praise Russian imperialism

Aug 29, 2023

By Alexey Gotovskiy, Courtney Mares

Pope Francis made the comment while speaking off the cuff during a live video conference with Russian youth Aug. 25.  Read more

Father Jason Charron with an orphan from Ukraine.

A Catholic priest and a parishioner team up to rescue Ukrainian orphans 

Mar 28, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

A Ukrainian Catholic priest, who is married and a father of seven, recently accompanied one of his parishioners on a... Read more

Father Andrii Chornopyskyi speaks at Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family in Washington, D.C., March 25, 2022.

Ukrainian Catholics gather in DC for consecration to Mary's heart

Mar 25, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The faithful gathered at the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family in Washington, D.C., on Friday, as Pope... Read more

Military chaplaincy in eastern Ukraine, 2015.

Ukrainian Catholic bishops in US beg prayers for peace in their homeland

Feb 14, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

The bishops of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States issued a statement on Saturday requesting prayers as the... Read more

Fire damage at the Church of St. Nicholas in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Fire damages historic Catholic church in Ukraine

Sep 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Church of St. Nicholas, Kyiv, was seized by communists in 1938. 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 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

Bishops of the USCCB's Region XV in the grotto of St Peter's Basilica during their ad limina visit, Feb. 18, 2020.

Eastern Catholic bishops in US have particular pastoral concern for immigrants

Feb 19, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

In the United States, Eastern Catholics face many of the same challenges as Latin rite Catholics, but the Eastern Catholic... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halyč at the Vatican's Santa Marta guesthouse, July 3,2018.

Francis thanks Ukrainian Greek-Catholics for their 'service to Christian unity'

Jul 6, 2018

According to a release from the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, during a meeting with the Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halyč on Tuesday,... Read more

Archbishop Stefan Soroka, who resigned as Archbishop of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia April 16, 2018.

Ukrainian Archbishop of Philadelphia retires for health reasons

Apr 16, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation for medical reasons of Archbishop Stefan Soroka of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia.... Read more

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

Analysis: Why Greek Catholics of Ukraine seek recognition as a patriarchate

Mar 4, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is not a patriarchate, but it would like to be.  Read more

Byzantine Church.

Ukranian archeparchy in Philadelphia gets a new auxiliary bishop

Aug 8, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Tuesday it was announced that Pope Francis has named Fr. Andriy Rabiy, who has a background in child protection,... Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk speaks to CNA at the Vatican, Oct. 9, 2015.

What Archbishop Shevchuk saw in the meeting of the Pope and Patriarch Kirill

Feb 24, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

What’s next for ecumenism? After the recent meeting between Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, the head of... Read more

A Ukrainian Catholic priest at prayer during protests in Kyiv's Maidan Square, February 2014.

Ukrainian Catholic bishops urge prayer, fasting ahead of Sunday's ceasefire

Feb 12, 2015

By Elise Harris, Matt Hadro

The Ukrainian Catholic bishops in the US issued a letter on Wednesday asking their faithful to pray and fast for... Read more