Catholic Church in Russia

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Pope Francis talks to young people in St. Peter’s Basilica on March 15, 2022.

Pope Francis invites Catholic bishops worldwide to join him in consecrating Russia, Ukraine

Mar 17, 2022

By Alejandro Bermudez

In a letter sent urgently on Mar. 17 to all U.S. Bishops, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary, Moscow, Russia.

Catholic leader in Moscow welcomes Russia’s consecration to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 16, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Paolo Pezzi said he hoped Mary’s intercession would ‘stop the bloodshed.’ Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow, the cathedral of the Archdiocese of the Mother of God at Moscow.

Russia’s Catholic bishops call on leaders to end conflict with Ukraine

Feb 25, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

They said they were ‘deeply shocked’ by the outbreak of full-scale war. Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow.

Pope Francis encourages Catholics in Russia to witness to the Gospel

Oct 11, 2021

By Courtney Mares

As the Soviet Union was disintegrating 30 years ago, St. John Paul II appointed apostolic administrators for the pastoral care... Read more