Crisis continues as Ukrainians and Pope Francis marked Ukraine Independence Day

Military personnel of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic escort Ukrainian army prisoners of war Aug. 24 in downtown Donetsk, Ukraine. Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine Aug. 24 during his weekly Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican and marked Ukraine Independence Day. (CNS photo/Sergei Ilnitsky, EPA) See POPE-ANGELUS Aug. 25, 2014.

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