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Ukrainian priests may be in Russian labour camp: report

Two disappeared Ukrainian Greek Catholic priests seized by Russian forces from their church in Berdyansk in November 2022 are possibly in a Russian-operated labour camp in occupied Ukraine, according to a human rights information service. Source: OSV News.

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Russian rededication of Ukrainian Catholic church a ‘sacrilege’

The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has denounced Russia’s seizure of a Catholic church in Ukraine’s Kherson region, calling the structure’s rededication for the Russian Orthodox Church a “sacrilege”. Source: NCR Online.


Russian Catholic urges Church leaders abroad to commemorate Navalny

A senior Russian Catholic has urged Church leaders abroad to commemorate Alexei Navalny, as armed police dispersed citizens mourning the opposition leader’s death in a remote prison camp. Source: NCR Online.

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Russia bans Catholic Church in occupied Ukraine

Russia has banned the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and other Catholic ministries in occupied areas of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia region, according to the Church’s main communications office in Kyiv. Source: OSV News.

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Pope did not intend to praise Russian imperialism: Vatican

After the leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church expressed “great pain and concern” at Pope Francis’ recent video message to young Russian Catholics, the Vatican said that the Pope did not intend to exalt Russian imperialism. Source: CNA.

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Our churches must serve peace, Russian Orthodox leader tells cardinal

The Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches should join efforts to promote peace before threats of a “major global armed conflict”, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church told Pope Francis’ envoy, who is on a peace mission to Moscow. Source: CNS.

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Pope’s peace envoy to travel to Russia 

Italian Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, Pope Francis’ personal peace envoy for the Russia-Ukraine war, will head to Moscow today, following a similar visit to Kyiv earlier this month. Source: Crux.


Catholic bishop says Russian instability both ‘hope and danger’ to Ukraine 

While the head of Russia’s Orthodox Church backed President Vladimir Putin’s attempts to put down a military rebellion, a Catholic bishop in Ukraine warned current events presented “both hope and danger” for his own country. Source: OSV News.