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Top Vatican cardinal tells Ukrainians to ‘never lose faith’

As part of an ongoing visit to Ukraine, the Vatican’s Secretary of State visited a heavily bombarded city on the weekend and celebrated Mass at a popular Marian shrine, telling locals to never lose hope and to continue praying for peace. Source: Crux.


Zelensky thanks Holy See for help in release of Ukrainian priests

Two Ukrainian Greek Catholic priests seized by Russian forces from their church in Berdyansk, in south-eastern Ukraine, in November 2022, have been released, according to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. Source: OSV News.


From cemetery with war dead, cardinal urges world help Ukraine

In what he said was the most dramatic moment of his eight visits to Ukraine, papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski appealed from a Ternopil cemetery that the world needs to help Ukraine without further delays so that the “nonsense of war” stops. Source: OSV News.

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Pope blesses ambulance bound for Ukraine

Pope Francis blessed an ambulance filled with medicine and first-aid equipment that will travel almost 3000 kilometres from the Vatican to support those wounded in Ukraine. Source: OSV News.

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Vatican plays role in high-level Ukraine peace talks

The only way to achieve true, stable and just peace is by having all sides of a conflict involved in dialogue, Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Pietro Parolin said. Source: CNS.

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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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Caritas welcomes Government support of the vulnerable in Ukraine 

Caritas Australia has welcomed the Albanese Government’s decision to provide $31 million to help meet Ukraine’s energy and humanitarian needs.

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Ukraine and Russia must release prisoners: Pope

Pope Francis has again appealed for a “general exchange of all prisoners between Russia and Ukraine”. Source: Vatican 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.