Asking European leaders for “creative efforts for peace” in Ukraine, the Vatican secretary of state said the Holy See “will continue to do its part.”
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Pope, Ukrainian Leader Talk About Humanitarian Situation Provoked By War
By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After literally hundreds of public prayers for peace in Ukraine and 443 days after Russia launched an all-out war on the Eastern European country, Pope Francis welcomed Ukrainian President to the Vatican. The topics of the conversation May 13 included “the humanitarian and political situation in Ukraine caused […]
Ukrainian Bishops Hopeful for President Zelenskyy’s Vatican Visit
Ukrainian church leaders have cautiously welcomed news of a Vatican visit by their country’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, after a fresh wave of Russian missile attacks in anticipation of a counteroffensive by Kyiv’s forces.
Head of Taxi Company Serving Cities in Ukraine, Poland Helps Sisters Get Supplies to War-Torn Villages
Ivan Smyglia and Denys Kurpikov say they had “no other option” but to assist in delivering food and much-needed supplies to some of the hardest-to-reach and most dangerous places in a country at war.
After Praying for Peace in Ukraine, Pope Greets Russian Orthodox Official
Shortly after urging people to pray the rosary for peace and entrusting the people of Ukraine to Mary’s care, Pope Francis met briefly with Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk, director of external relations for the Russian Orthodox Church.
Russia’s Seizure of Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant a Global Threat and ‘Wake-Up Call,’ Say Experts
Russia’s seizure of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine has undermined global nuclear security, while serving as a “wake-up call” to ending energy dependence on Russia, said experts at a recent panel discussion hosted by a Catholic college.
From Food Distribution to Trauma Therapy, Ukrainian Priest Is on Wound-Healing Mission for Displaced Ukrainians
The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known colloquially as the “Dominican Church,” is the best-known landmark in Ternopil in western Ukraine. Before World War II, it was a Dominican Catholic Church, closed by the communists in 1945 and handed over to Ukrainian Catholics in 1989.
Close Papal Aide Says Ukraine Peace Mission Could Bear Fruit in Three Months
A close papal adviser has said that despite a spate of denials, the secret Vatican peace mission to end the conflict between Russia and Ukraine that Pope Francis referenced over the weekend does, in fact, exist and could yield results within a few weeks’ time.
Kremlin Denies Working With Vatican on Peace Talks
Moscow is not working with the Vatican to end the war in Ukraine, said a Kremlin spokesperson.
Pope Meets Ukrainian Prime Minister at Vatican
After a half-hour private meeting in the library of the Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis gave the prime minister of Ukraine a bronze plaque featuring a bird and a flower alongside the inscription, “Peace is a fragile flower.”