Ukraine

Thumbnail an anti government protestor stands on top of a barricade on grushevskogo street jan 29 2014 in kiev ukraine credit rob stothard getty images cna 6 5 15 Archbishop: Ukrainian conflict is Europe's biggest crisis since WWII

The head of Ukraine’s Greek Catholic Church said the country is facing a “humanitarian catastrophe” with global consequences that cannot be ignored...

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Thumbnail donald trump inauguration As Trump takes office, he and Francis share a Russia problem

As President Donald Trump took office Jan. 20, he entered that vaguely defined set of “major world leaders.” Though we could debate who else...

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Thumbnail crux dachau Baptized at Dachau: Anna Lidzbarski tells her story

Anna Lidzbarski’s parents were from what was then Eastern Poland and is now the Ukraine. They were Catholic. “In that part of the world,...

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Thumbnail protestors can take refuge and pray for peace in one of two tent chapels on maidan square in kiev credit jakub szymczuk gosc niedzielny courtesy aid to the church in need 3 cna Cardinal Dolan: Ukraine 'flowing with blood,' America must speak up

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has urged U.S. Catholics to listen to the “chilling” pleas of Greek-Catholic bishops who say Ukraine is “flowing...

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Thumbnail russian president vladimir putin meets with vatican secretary of state cardinal pietro parolin in sochi aug 23 2017 credit kremlinru cna Cardinal Parolin: Russia has key responsibility in brokering world peace

After his recent visit to Russia, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said a key message of his overall “positive” trip was the...

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Thumbnail volunteers distribute food to ukrainians displaced from their homes by the violence credit aid to the church in need cna Francis announces special collection for victims of Ukraine conflict

On Sunday Pope Francis announced that a special collection will be taken up in all Catholic churches in Europe April 24, the funds of which will go...

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Thumbnail protestors can take refuge and pray for peace in one of two tent chapels on maidan square in kiev credit jakub szymczuk gosc niedzielny courtesy aid to the church in need 2 cna Greek Catholics face hostility amid unrest in Ukraine

A bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church called for peace amid escalating conflict with pro-Russian separatists, stating that the Church...

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Thumbnail ukrainian priest credit bogdan mendrun shutterstock cna In a grandmother’s dress, the hidden story of a Ukrainian priest’s martyrdom

Dr. George Isajiw, the grandson of a slain Ukrainian priest, always knew that his grandfather was martyred by the Soviet secret police, amidst the...

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Thumbnail ukraine catholic military baptism catholic news agency credit ukraine greek catholic church 92414 cna Military chaplains: God in the trenches of Ukraine

Since April, Ukraine’s eastern provinces have experienced continual military confrontation between its government, and pro-Russian separatists and...

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Thumbnail st basils cathedral st petersburg russia credit evlakhov valeriy Parolin, Kirill: we have reached a 'new stage' in Church relations

After a joint meeting during Cardinal Pietro Parolin's visit to Russia this week, both he and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill said the trip marks...

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Thumbnail pope francis celebrates an outdoor mass at the basilica of st john lateran for corpus christi may 30 2013 credit lauren cater cna 6 cna 5 31 13 Pope assures Ukrainian people of his solidarity, prayers

In a March 17 meeting with the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Pope Francis expressed the Holy See’s commitment to building peace amid...

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Thumbnail prayer candle at a military chaplaincy in the ukraine photo courtesy of aid to the church in need cna Pope donates 6 million euro to Ukraine relief efforts for Christmas

Vatican City, Dec 23, 2016 / 05:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After taking up a collection earlier this year to aid families affected by the ongoing...

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Thumbnail pope francis gives the wednesday general audience in st peters square on oct 2 2013 credit elise harris cna cna 2 Pope Francis issues peace plea to all Holy See embassies

On behalf of Pope Francis, the Holy See sent a “nota verbale” to all embassies urging ambassadors to work for peace.According to Vatican radio, the...

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Thumbnail pope francis gives the wednesday general audience in st peters square on october 2 2013 credit elise harris cna cna 10 2 13 Pope: Heart full of desire for possessions is 'empty of God'

Crowds filled a rainy St. Peter’s Square today to hear Pope Francis’ Angelus message, which focused on the importance of seeking God above all...

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Thumbnail pope francis delivers his first sunday angelus on march 17 2013 credit intermirificanet cna vatican 3 20 13 4 Pope prays for peace in Ukraine, Lesotho

Addressing thousands of pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square during his weekly Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis called for peace in Ukraine and...

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Thumbnail prayer candle at a military chaplaincy in the ukraine photo courtesy of aid to the church in need cna Pope sets up group to allocate crisis funds in Ukraine

After raising funds for humanitarian relief in Ukraine through a special collection in Europe, Pope Francis has established a committee to decipher...

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Thumbnail pope francis speaks to the diplomatic corps accredited to the holy see jan 11 2015 credit losservatore romano cna Pope to diplomats: when it comes to politics, peace must be more than a theory

Vatican City, Jan 9, 2017 / 04:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a year marred by war and terrorism, Pope Francis told diplomats Monday that for...

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Thumbnail ven serafin kaszuba c 1945 public domain Priest who secretly ministered under Soviet rule moves closer to sainthood

On Monday Pope Francis advanced eight causes for sainthood, including a Capuchin priest who ministered underground across the Soviet Union for...

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