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Ukrainian Catholic leader invites Pope, says visit could bring peace

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THE head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church invited Pope Francis to visit the war-torn nation, saying it would help bring peace. “It would be a prophetic gesture that would show the power of prayer and Christian solidarity, give us courage and hope, and build a better future for everyone,” major archbishop of Kiev-Halych Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk said. On behalf of ... Read More »

War between Christians is a scandal; Ukrainians need peace, Pope says

Elderly Ukrainian woman

THE only word worthy of being heard in the throes of war is “peace”, and there is nothing more scandalous than a nation made up of Christians engaged in conflict, Pope Francis said. “When I hear the word ‘victory’ or ‘defeat’, I feel such great pain, great sadness in my heart. These are not the right words, the only word ... Read More »

Ukraine bishops urge prayers, fasting for peace in their nation

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OXFORD, England:  Bishops from Ukraine’s minority Latin-rite Catholic Church have called for prayers and fasting in an effort to end the current social unrest in the country. Catholic social teaching recognises the right of citizens to courageously defend their legitimate concerns, said a statement from the bishops’ conference read in parishes on December 15. And, as for the government’s reaction, ... Read More »

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