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Bishops: Ukrainians have ‘sacred duty’ to defend against Russian forces

KIEV, Ukraine — In a message marking the anniversary of their country’s December 1991 referendum on independence from the Soviet Union, Ukrainian Catholic bishops...

Pope Francis consoles women rescued from sex traffickers

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Continuing his Year of Mercy practice of going one Friday a month to visit people facing special struggles, Pope...

Building walls to keep immigrants out is not Christian, Pope Francis...

Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM MEXICO — As the plane carrying him back to Rome from Mexico was flying over Texas, Pope...

Head of Ukrainian Catholic Church skeptical of papal-Orthodox declaration

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The joint declaration signed Feb. 12 in Cuba between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow has met...

Ukrainian bishop warns of mass starvation, millions of refugees

Catholic News Service WARSAW, Poland — A Ukrainian bishop said a Russian-backed separatist rebellion has plunged his country into its worst humanitarian crisis since World...

Knights of Columbus send aid to Ukraine’s Catholics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Knights of Columbus is providing $400,000 to relief programs sponsored by the Catholic Church in Ukraine. The violent conflict in...

Pope urges Europe to nurture religious roots, sow peace in its...

Catholic News Service STRASBOURG, France — The project of European unity and cooperation, ensuring peace on the continent and helping others find peace as well,...

Viewpoint: When global problems heat up

If there’s anything good to say about the state of the world this month, it’s that at least we’re going to have nice weather...

Catholics at AIDS meeting remember colleagues killed on jet shot down...

Catholic News Service MELBOURNE, Australia — Catholics involved in the fight against HIV and AIDS took a few moments July 21 to remember their friends...

Francis prays for victims of downed Malaysian jet, urges peace in...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY —Pope Francis offered prayers for the 298 passengers and crew members who died when it came down in eastern Ukraine. According...

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