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"Speak out forcefully" against "abominable actions" in Ukraine: Pope Francis to Pilgrims

Apr 12, 2022

In a message to participants in an interreligious pilgrimage to Ukraine, Pope Francis said “the present moment leaves us deeply troubled, because it is marked by the forces of evil.”

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Granaries in Floriana, Malta, April 3, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Laments "sacrilegious war" in Ukraine as He Prays Angelus in Malta

Apr 3, 2022

‘May we be tireless in praying and in offering assistance to those who suffer,’ the pope said.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Granaries in Floriana, Malta, April 3, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis in Malta: God’s Endless Mercy Means No One is "irredeemable"

Apr 3, 2022

The pope urged Malta’s Catholics to be ‘tireless witnesses’ of God’s mercy.

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Catholic Leader in Ukraine Says Ongoing War Reminder of Spiritual Battle "with the devil"

Mar 31, 2022

Major Archbishop Shevchuk said: ‘Bring the devil to light and we will overcome.’

Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN. EWTN

Mother Angelica's Work Still Brings Inspiration and Conversion, Six Years after Her Death

Mar 27, 2022

The foundress of EWTN, Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, died six years ago, but her legacy lives on in the spiritual renewals that have resulted from the fruits of her work. 

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"I pray to John Paul II": How Ukrainian Refugee Found Shelter at Pope’s Former Residence

Mar 23, 2022

‘Through the intercession of St. John Paul II, God led us to this residence,’ said Eleanor Petritschenko.

An image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at St. Peter's Church, Vienna, Austria. | Pope Francis. Diana Ringo via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0 at) | Vatican Media

Vatican Releases Text for March 25 Consecration Prayer for Ukraine, Russia

Mar 22, 2022

The Vatican has sent bishops around the world the text of the prayer that Pope Francis will lead on March 25 for the consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Pope Francis, during his Angelus address on March 20, 2022, called on the world's leaders to end the "abhorrent" war in Ukraine. Vatican Media

Don’t Blame Misfortunes on God, instead Turn to Conversion, Pope Francis Says

Mar 20, 2022

Jesus implores us not to blame God for misfortunes and points us instead to conversion as a solution to evils which oppress us, Pope Francis said Sunday. 

Our Lady of Fatima. Ricardo Perna / Shutterstock.

Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrim Statue Arrives in Ukraine Prior to March 25 Consecration

Mar 17, 2022

A special statue of Our Lady of Fatima has arrived in Ukraine, ahead of Pope Francis’ consecration of the country and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25.

Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN. EWTN

Why the Stations of the Cross Were a Daily Devotion for Mother Angelica

Mar 17, 2022

It is tradition for Catholics around the world to participate in the Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent. However, for EWTN foundress Mother Angelica, it was a daily devotion. 

Sisters from Przemysł, Poland, help Ukrainian refugees. Private archive.

Hundreds of Catholic Convents in Poland Offering Variety of Help to Ukraine’s Refugees

Mar 15, 2022

Nearly 1.8 million people have entered Poland from Ukraine since the full-scale Russian invasion.

Civilians are evacuated from Irpin, a city next to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. State Emergency Service.

Ukrainian Catholic Leader Says Russian Invasion Turning into War against Civilians

Mar 11, 2022

Citing official statistics, Major Archbishop Shevchuk said there were more deaths among civilians than the military.

Mariupol, southeastern Ukraine. Secretariat of the Major Archbishop in Rome.

Ukraine's "City of Mary" Has Been Turned into a Cemetery, Ukrainian Catholic Leader Says

Mar 10, 2022

The besieged city of Mariupol is known as the ‘City of Mary.’

The Bishop’s Palace in Kraków, southern Poland. Mazur/

St. John Paul II’s Former Residence in Poland Opens Doors to Ukrainian Refugees

Mar 9, 2022

Almost 1.3 million Ukrainians have sought refuge in Poland.

The Armenian Cathedral of Lviv. Jennifer Boyer via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Statue of Christ Removed from a Cathedral in Ukraine for Safekeeping amid Violent Conflict

Mar 7, 2022

A picture of a statue of Christ being removed from the Armenian Cathedral of Lviv for safekeeping has gone viral on Twitter. 

A mural of St. Joseph at San Giuseppe al Trionfale in Rome. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

EWTN Documentary Highlights Devotees to St Joseph, Past and Present

Mar 7, 2022

A new documentary about St. Joseph, set to air on EWTN this month and available to watch online now for free, focuses on Catholics who have had their spiritual lives enriched through learning about St. Joseph and asking for his prayers.

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"I believe I'm holding Mary's hand," Catholic Journalist Chronicling War in Ukraine Says

Mar 5, 2022

A Catholic Ukrainian journalist is documenting day-to-day life in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion of the country — and sharing her faith in God along the way.

The aftermath of missile strikes in Irpin, a satellite city on Kyiv’s western outskirts. Secretariat of the Major Archbishop in Rome.

Ukraine’s Capital “being transformed into spiritual capital of the world”: Catholic Leader

Mar 3, 2022

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk issued a video message as Ukraine entered ‘the second week of this horrible war.’

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill in Rome, Italy, March 2, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday: Lent is about Eternal Rewards, Not Appearances

Mar 2, 2022

The pope’s homily was read by Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

An explosion in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Feb. 24, 2022. Giovanni Cancemi/Shutterstock.

Catholic Priest in Ukraine Shares How Caritas is Helping Children Find Shelter

Mar 1, 2022

‘In my house, we have 37 people,’ Father Vyacheslav Grynevych said.