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Russia is "willing" to Speak with Pope Francis About the War in Ukraine

Oct 26, 2022

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitri Peskov said his government is willing to talk with Pope Francis, the United States, and France to find a solution to the war in Ukraine.

Pope Francis dedicated nearly all of his Angelus address on Oct. 1 to the war in Ukraine. | Vatican News

Pope Francis Appeals to Putin for an Immediate Ceasefire in Ukraine

Oct 2, 2022

Pope Francis made a direct appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin for an immediate ceasefire on Sunday, imploring him to end the “spiral of violence and death” in Ukraine.

Pope Francis at the general audience in Paul VI Hall on March 2, 2022. Vatican Media

"Enough!" End War Before it Ends Us, Pope Francis Says as Ukraine Invasion Continues

Mar 27, 2022

"Before the danger of self-destruction, may humanity understand that the moment has come to abolish war, to erase it from human history before it erases human history," Pope Francis said in another plea for peace more than one month after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Pope Francis prays during the penitential service at St. Peter's Basilica, March 25, 2022. Vatican Pool.

Full text: Pope Francis' Homily at Penance Service, Consecration to Immaculate Heart

Mar 25, 2022

On March 25 Pope Francis led a celebration of the sacrament of penance and the act of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in St. Peter's Basilica. The following is the full text of the pope's prepared homily.

Pope Francis reads the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in St. Peter’s Basilica, March 25, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Consecrates Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 25, 2022

In his homily, the pope said that the consecration ‘is no magic formula but a spiritual act.’

Pope Francis prays at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal on May 12, 2017. Vatican Media.

Vatican Confirms Pope is Inviting World’s Bishops to Join in Ukraine-Russia Consecration

Mar 18, 2022

The pope is asking the bishops ‘to join him in praying for peace and in consecrating and entrusting Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.’

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, March. 6, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Sends Cardinals to Ukraine, Where "rivers of blood and tears flow"

Mar 6, 2022

Pope Francis condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and expressed his solidarity with the country on Sunday.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Feb. 27, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Appeals for End to "tragic" Ukraine Conflict

Feb 27, 2022

He called for the opening of humanitarian corridors.

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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/cbcew.org.uk/ 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.

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.