Russo-Ukrainian War

Pope Francis meets with Hungary President Katalin Novák at the Vatican on Aug. 25, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Discusses Family Values, Ukraine War with Hungarian President

Aug 25, 2023

Pope Francis discussed family values, religious freedom, and the Ukraine war with Hungary’s President Katalin Novák at the Vatican on Friday.

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher. | Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Pope Francis "stubbornly believes in peace": Vatican Diplomat

Jul 18, 2023

Veteran Vatican diplomat Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher last week defended what he described as Pope Francis’ “strong and courageous” push for peace in Ukraine in the face of criticism from some who have said the Holy Father should take a harder line against Russia as the aggressor in the conflict.

Pope Francis’ envoy to Ukraine Cardinal Matteo Zuppi on June 6, 2023, finished a “brief but intense” two-day visit to Kyiv, which included a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. | Credit: Vatican News/YouTube

Papal Envoy to Ukraine Meets with President Zelenskyy, Concludes "intense" Visit

Jun 6, 2023

Pope Francis’ envoy to Ukraine Cardinal Matteo Zuppi on Tuesday finished a “brief but intense” two-day visit to Kyiv, which included a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Ukraine Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal meets Pope Francis in a private, 30-minute encounter at the Vatican on the morning of April 27, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Asks Pope Francis to Help Bring Back Children Taken to Russia

Apr 27, 2023

Ukraine’s prime minister told journalists Thursday that he has asked Pope Francis for help getting back children forcibly deported to Russia.

Pope Francis meets with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Havana, Cuba. on Feb. 12, 2016. | Vatican Media.

Pope Francis as Diplomat: The Principles that have Guided his 10-year-old Pontificate

Mar 12, 2023

In his public diplomatic efforts in the war in Ukraine, Pope Francis has repeatedly said that he is ready to go to Kyiv, but only if that trip can be combined with a trip to Moscow.

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"There is no foreseeable solution" to Ukraine War: Spokesman for Russian Catholic Bishops

Feb 27, 2023

Speaking with ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, Father Kirill Gorbunov, who is also vicar general of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of the Mother of God at Moscow, said that “the majority of the people are suffering” and that “after a year of war [with Ukraine], there is no foreseeable solution.”

Pope Francis prays during an interreligious peace appeal at the Colosseum in Rome, Oct. 25, 2022. | Vatican Media

"Let us be free from the nuclear nightmare": Pope Francis Leads Peace Appeal at Colosseum

Oct 25, 2022

Pope Francis raised the spectre of nuclear war at an interreligious appeal for peace at the Colosseum on Tuesday. 

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.