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Pope prays for ‘Normandy Summit,’ peace in Ukraine

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis offered prayers for a summit in France that will seek to bring an end to the ongoing war in eastern Ukraine.

Military chaplains bring God closer to soldiers on Ukraine front lines

War is not easy to experience, but Catholic chaplains are among the hundreds of clergy of different denominations who have addressed the spiritual needs of Ukrainian servicemen since the beginning of the yearlong armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Catholic, Orthodox leaders urge ‘unity against aggression’ in Ukraine

Catholic and Orthodox archbishops in Ukraine appealed for national unity against pro-Russia separatists as calls mounted for the United States to help arm Ukrainian forces.

In eastern Ukraine, church has ‘returned to catacombs,’ spokesman says

Ukrainian Catholic leaders have warned their church is being driven underground again, a quarter-century after it was re-legalized with the end of communist rule. "In Crimea and eastern Ukraine, we've already effectively returned to the catacombs," said Father Ihor Yatsiv, the church's Kiev-based spokesman.

As battles rage, Catholics in Ukraine request Independence Day prayers

As Ukrainians prepared to mark their Aug. 24 Independence Day under the cloud of fierce fighting in the East, Catholic leaders condemned the threat to Ukraine's territorial integrity and prayed for a speedy end to the hostilities.

Eastern Ukraine bishop: Catholics stay home amid fighting, kidnapping

A Catholic bishop in eastern Ukraine said church members are afraid to attend Mass in Donetsk and other towns after a priest from Poland was abducted by pro-Russia separatists. The priest traveled to Ukraine to renew his Kazakh visa.

Crisis in Ukraine ‘replay’ of what led up to World War II, says priest

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is an extremely dangerous situation that should be of concern to all Americans, said a prominent Ukrainian Catholic priest.

Pope asks prayers for Ukraine; archbishop says country in danger

As uncertainty reigned in Ukraine and Russian troops appeared to have control of the Crimean peninsula, Pope Francis again asked the world's Christians to pray for Ukraine and urged the parties involved in the conflict to engage in dialogue.

Pope, Ukrainian church leaders call for end to violence in Ukraine

After a night of violent confrontations between protesters and police and the deaths of more than two dozen people, Pope Francis and Ukrainian church leaders called Feb. 19 for an end to all violence and a serious commitment to dialogue for the good of Ukraine.

Pope calls for ‘reality check’ against misinformation about vaccines

The COVID-19 pandemic calls for an urgent reality check against baseless information and for increased efforts so everyone has access to vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools, Pope Francis told diplomats from around the world.