Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

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A crucifix at the Bernardine Church in Lviv, western Ukraine.

Jesus ‘bears the wounds of Ukraine today,’ says Catholic leader

Mar 15, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Major Archbishop Shevchuk said: ‘God is on the side of those who are victims of unjust aggression.’ Read more

The aftermath of Russian bombing on the outskirts of Irpin, northern Ukraine.

Expel ‘evil spirit of war’ from Ukraine with prayer and fasting, urges Catholic leader

Mar 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

The appeal was made by Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk. Read more

Civilians are evacuated from Irpin, a city next to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.

Russian invasion turning into war against civilians, says Ukrainian Catholic leader

Mar 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

Citing official statistics, Major Archbishop Shevchuk said there were more deaths among civilians than the military. Read more

Mariupol, southeastern Ukraine.

Ukraine's ‘City of Mary’ has been turned into a cemetery, says Catholic leader

Mar 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

The besieged city of Mariupol is known as the ‘City of Mary.’ Read more

The ruined Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, built in 1862, in Ukraine’s Zhytomyr region.

Ukrainian Catholic leader: ‘Our spiritual heritage is being destroyed by bombing’

Mar 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Shevchuk said that ‘priests are being killed.’ Read more

Papal envoy Cardinal Konrad Krajewski meets with Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki and Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk in Ukraine on March 8, 2022.

Papal envoy meets Catholic leaders in Ukraine

Mar 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski is one of two cardinals visiting the war-torn country at the pope’s behest. Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk records a video message in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 8, 2022.

Ukraine’s resistance to Russian invasion a ‘miracle,’ says Catholic leader

Mar 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Shevchuk compared the war to Poland’s 1920 ‘Miracle on the Vistula’ Read more

Polish volunteers help Ukrainian refugees arriving at a train station in Przemyśl, southeastern Poland.

Catholic leader thanks Poles for welcoming 1 million people fleeing Ukraine war

Mar 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘May the Lord God repay you a hundredfold,’ said Major Archbishop Shevchuk. Read more

A sculpture of Archangel Michael atop the Lach Gates at Independence Square in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Many seeing ‘luminous angels’ over Ukraine, says major archbishop

Mar 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Archangel Michael is patron saint of the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk records a video message on March 4, 2022.

Ukraine’s major archbishop: War risks creating ecological disaster as well as humanitarian catastrophe

Mar 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Fire broke out overnight at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant amid Russian shelling. 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

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk records a video message on March 2, 2022.

Ukrainian Catholic leader: ‘May the common prayer of the whole world bring peace to Ukraine’

Mar 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk sent a video message from Kyiv on the seventh day of the full-scale Russian invasion. Read more

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Ukrainian Catholic leader: ‘Let us pray for our enemies’

Mar 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk deplored the deaths of women and children amid the Russian invasion. Read more

Cardinal George Pell gives an interview to EWTN News in Rome, Italy, on Dec. 9, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Cardinal Pell condemns ‘illegal and ferocious Russian invasion’ in letter to Ukrainian Catholic leader

Mar 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Australian cardinal said he regretted the ‘absence of support’ for Ukrainians. Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk records a video message on Feb. 28, 2022.

Ukrainian Catholic leader: ‘May dialogue and diplomacy conquer war’

Feb 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk sent a video message from the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. 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

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

Ukrainian Catholic leader: ‘No one has the right to stay silent’

Feb 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Today I ask everyone who will listen to us, everyone who will hear our voice from our bleeding Kyiv: fight... Read more

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

Pope Francis to Ukrainian Catholic leader: ‘I will do everything I can’ to help end conflict

Feb 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope assured Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of his closeness, support, and prayers for Ukraine. Read more

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

Ukrainian Catholic leader says: ‘In this tragic time, all our hope is in God’

Feb 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk appealed for national unity. Read more

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

Ukraine archbishop skipping papal trip to remain in homeland

Feb 24, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halych remained in the capital city of Kyiv instead of traveling to Florence for a... Read more