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Ukraine bishops declare ‘Year of Mercy’ for war-torn country

Ukraine’s Roman and Greek Catholic bishops have declared the next 12 months a “Year of Mercy” dedicated to showing solidarity with the poor and needy, specifically those most impacted by the ongoing war with Russia. Source: Crux.

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Bishops encourage Australian Catholics to show their support

The country’s bishops are encouraging Catholics to respond to the call from the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Australia to provide financial support to people in the war-torn nation as winter arrives. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Pope tells Ukrainians: ‘Your pain is my pain’

Nine months after the eruption of war in Ukraine, Pope Francis sent a letter on Friday to the Ukrainian people praying for peace and saying he shares in their suffering. Source: Crux.

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‘Hurry up, Lord’ and bring peace to Ukraine, Pope prays

The day after a missile landed in Poland near Ukraine’s border, sparking fears that NATO countries could be drawn into the war, Pope Francis made another appeal for peace. Source: NCR Online.

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Top Vatican diplomat to celebrate Mass for peace in Ukraine

In the Holy See’s latest bid to help bring an end to the war between Ukraine and Russia, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin will this week preside over a special Mass for peace in Ukraine. Source: Crux.

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Benedict XVI tells Ukrainian archbishop: ‘I continue to pray for peace’

The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church met with retired Pope Benedict XVI in the Mater Ecclesiae monastery in Rome this week and asked him to keep praying for Ukraine. Source: CNA.

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Ukrainian archbishop tells Pope Russia wants to destroy, not negotiate

Pope Francis has continued to call on Russian and Ukrainian leaders to negotiate an end to the war, but the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church told him Russia wants only the destruction of Ukraine. Source: Crux.

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Vatican appeals for ‘feasible and urgent’ truce in Ukraine

The Vatican’s secretary of state has said that a truce in Ukraine is “not only feasible but necessary and urgent”. Source: The Tablet.

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Caritas appeals for peace after deadly missile strikes

Caritas Australia’s network partners in Europe are calling for international humanitarian law to be respected and for civilians to be protected following new missile attacks and airstrikes in Ukraine. Source: Caritas Australia