Russo-Ukrainian War

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Pope Francis meets with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Havana, Cuba. on Feb. 12, 2016.

Pope Francis as diplomat: the principles that have guided his 10-year-old pontificate

Mar 12, 2023

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Holy Father’s approach to diplomacy is laid out in “The Joy of the Gospel.” Read more


Spokesman for Russian Catholic bishops: ‘There is no foreseeable solution’ to Ukraine war

Feb 27, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

Father Kirill Gorbunov said that “the majority of the people are suffering” and that “after a year of war [with... Read more

Father Ivan Levystky (left) and Father Bohdan Geleta (right)

Russian troops capture two Ukrainian Greek Catholic priests and accuse them of ‘subversion’

Nov 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Donetsk Exarchate denied the accusations, calling the detention “unfounded and illegal,” and demanded the prompt release of the clerics. Read more

Pope Francis prays during an interreligious peace appeal at the Colosseum in Rome, Oct. 25, 2022.

‘Let us be free from the nuclear nightmare’: Pope Francis leads peace appeal at Colosseum

Oct 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis raised the spectre of nuclear war at an interreligious appeal for peace at the Colosseum on Tuesday.  Read more

Pope Francis receives Ukraine's ambassador to the Holy See, Andrii Yurash, April 7, 2022

Ukraine’s Vatican ambassador rebukes Pope Francis for mention of Moscow car bomb victim

Aug 25, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Ukraine’s ambassador to the Holy See criticized Pope Francis on Wednesday for lamenting the car bombing that killed the daughter... Read more

Wolodymyr, Tatiana, Franciszek, Magdalena, and Teresa Korczyński on June 22, 2022.

Ukrainian family prays for peace at World Meeting of Families

Jun 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

A Ukrainian family of 10 is participating in the World Meeting of Families this week. Read more

The Chiriaco family share their story at the World Meeting of Families, June 22, 2022.

Catholic family who welcomed Ukrainian refugees into their home share testimony at the Vatican

Jun 22, 2022

By Courtney Mares

As millions of refugees fled the war in Ukraine this year, a Catholic family of eight made the decision to... Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 1, 2022.

Pope Francis: Do not use wheat as a ‘weapon of war’ in Ukraine

Jun 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘Please do not use wheat, a staple food, as a weapon of war,’ he urged at the general audience. Read more

Onufriy, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), at a liturgy in Kyiv, May 8, 2016.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) declares its 'full independence'

May 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

A council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) on Friday resolved on its “full self-sufficiency and independence,” distancing the... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in Paul VI Hall on March 2, 2022

‘Enough!’ End war before it ends us, Pope Francis says as Ukraine invasion continues

Mar 27, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

"Before the danger of self-destruction, may humanity understand that the moment has come to abolish war, to erase it from... Read more

Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia.

'Pray for the conversion of Vladimir Putin': Philadelphia's Ukrainian archbishop reacts to Russian invasion

Mar 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Ukrainian Archbishop of Philadelphia fears that the Russian invasion will again lead to the suppression of Catholicism in Ukraine,... Read more

People raise the Ukrainian flag at Pope Francis' Angelus address at the Vatican, March 6, 2022.

Catholic journalist flees Ukraine capital: 'The war brings me closer to God'

Mar 8, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A Catholic Ukrainian journalist documenting daily life in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion of the country has miraculously escaped Kyiv, she... Read more