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.
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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.