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Papal envoy Cardinal Konrad Krajewski prays at a mass grave in Ukraine on Good Friday, April 15, 2022.

Pope Francis is sending Cardinal Krajewski to Ukraine on a humanitarian mission

Jun 22, 2023

By Courtney Mares

This will be the cardinal’s sixth visit back to Ukraine, this time to bring aid to Kherson amid floods. Read more

Father Vyacheslav Grynevych gave Pope Francis with a cross made out of broken glass and rubble from destroyed buildings in Kyiv on Feb. 21, 2023.

Catholic priest from Ukraine gives Pope Francis cross made out of war rubble

Feb 23, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The Catholic priest and his team have worked tirelessly to provide food, shelter, protection, and health and psychological support to... Read more

Major Serhiy Volyna, who has been leading the 36th marine brigade in the battle for the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, pictured holding his letter to Pope Francis.

Ukrainian soldier appeals to Pope Francis to help save the people of Mariupol

Apr 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Major Serhiy Volyna, who has been leading the 36th marine brigade in the battle for the Ukrainian port city of... Read more

Ukrainian Greek Catholic priests in front of a church in Lviv, Ukraine, in 2018.

Catholic parishes in Ukraine have become ‘humanitarian hubs,’ major archbishop says

Mar 22, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘May the war stop! May the Lord God bless our land,’ said Major Archbishop Shevchuk. 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


Hackers interrupt Catholic charity’s online press conference on Ukraine

Mar 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Speakers were drowned out by a stream of obscenities. Read more

A Palestinian girl stands in front of a building destroyed during Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City. May 6, 2019.

CRS: Situation in Gaza still dire, despite ceasefire

May 8, 2019

Although a ceasefire has calmed a violent situation in Gaza, one Catholic aid agency warned that the people living there... Read more

Federal budget proposal draws criticism for slashing foreign aid

Mar 14, 2019

A Catholic aid agency is asking Congress to maintain its commitment to international humanitarian funding, after the Trump administration proposed... Read more