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.

A screenshot from the YouTube video of "Diary from Kyiv," a daily video and podcast series produced by St. Rita Radio, an EWTN affiliate in Norway. null

"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.

Religious sisters in Ukraine deliver supplies from Caritas. Private archive.

"They pray all day long": How Religious Sisters are Helping Needy amid Conflict in Ukraine

Feb 28, 2022

Sisters in Kyiv are caring for around 100 people sheltering in a church basement.

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Pope Francis Expresses Sorrow in Phone Call to Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

Feb 27, 2022

The Ukrainian Embassy to the Holy See announced the news on Twitter.

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Aid to the Church in Need.

Ukrainian Catholic Leader: "No one has the right to stay silent"

Feb 26, 2022

“Today I ask everyone who will listen to us, everyone who will hear our voice from our bleeding Kyiv: fight for peace,” the Ukrainian Catholic leader said.

Pope Francis and Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Mazur/ Олег Чупа via Wikimedia (GFDL).

"I'll do everything I can" to Help End Conflict: Pope Francis to Ukrainian Catholic Leader

Feb 25, 2022

The pope assured Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of his closeness, support, and prayers for Ukraine.

Blessed Martyrs of Compiègne were guillotined for their faith on July 17, 1794. Photo illustration.

Pope Francis Opens Special Process to Canonize 16 Carmelite Martyrs of French Revolution

Feb 25, 2022

At the request of the bishops of France and the Order of Carmelites Discalced (OCD), Pope Francis agreed on Feb. 22 to open a special process known in the Catholic Church as “equipollent canonization” to raise the 16 Carmelite martyrs of Compiègne to the altars.

A scene from the EWTN movie, "To Believe.". EWTN

EWTN’s New Movie Chronicles True Stories of Ukrainian Persecution

Feb 25, 2022

Viewers who want to know what life is really like after a Communist invasion need look no further than EWTN’s new film, “To Believe,” which was produced by EWTN Ukraine in Kyiv, a city which is now under assault after Thursday’s invasion by Russia.

Father Oleksandr Zelinskyi, the director general of EWTN Ukraine. Screenshot of Facebook post

"Our life is in God’s hands", Priest Ministering with EWTN in Ukraine Says

Feb 24, 2022

The Catholic priest who directs EWTN Ukraine plans to stay in the capital city of Kyiv while others flee to escape Russian forces.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Vatican Laments “tragic scenes” Taking Place in Ukraine after Russia’s Attack

Feb 24, 2022

“The tragic scenes which everyone feared are unfortunately becoming reality,” Cardinal Parolin said on Thursday.

Pope Francis waves to the crowd during the Sunday Angelus. Vatican Media

Accept the "Paradox of the Beatitudes": Pope Francis at the Sunday Angelus

Feb 13, 2022

Pope Francis spoke on the paradox of the Beatitudes in his Sunday Angelus address on Feb. 13, saying that the defining characteristic of a disciple of Jesus is joy. 

Sister André Randon. Vatican News

French Catholic Nun Turns 118, Making Her the Second Oldest Person in the World

Feb 12, 2022

Sister Andre Randon, a French nun, celebrated her 118th birthday on Feb. 11. This milestone makes her the second-oldest living person in the world and the oldest living person in Europe, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which validates details of people believed to be 110 or older. 

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, France. Célian de La Rochefoucauld via

Pilgrims Couldn’t Visit Lourdes. So a Drone Photographer Took Lourdes to Them

Feb 11, 2022

How a young French Catholic overcame the limits of the coronavirus lockdown.

Timothy P. Schmalz with his sculpture ‘Let the Oppressed Go Free.’. Courtesy of Timothy P. Schmalz.

St. Josephine Bakhita Sculpture Shines Light on Reality of Human Trafficking

Feb 8, 2022

The ex-slave’s feast day is celebrated on Feb. 8.

Sacred Heart Malankara Catholic Church in Mylapra, Kerala, India. Feby Varghese via Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0)

Indian Bishop, Priests Arrested for Illegal Sand Mining Operations on Church-owned Land

Feb 8, 2022

A Catholic bishop and several priests have reportedly been arrested in India for illegal mining operations on land owned by the diocese.

A nun at the prayer vigil for consecrated life in St. Peter's Square , Jan. 28, 2016. Alexey Gotovskiy/CNA.

Five Things to Know about the World Day for Consecrated Life

Feb 2, 2022

Consecrated women and men — together with Catholics in general — are invited to celebrate the World Day for Consecrated Life this week. Established by St. John Paul II, the day recognizes the beauty and impact of a life dedicated to poverty, chastity, and obedience.