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Pope accepts resignation of Philadelphia Ukrainian Catholic archbishop

WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Stefan Soroka of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia and has appointed Auxiliary Bishop...

Tens of thousands of people at funeral procession for Ukrainian cardinal

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Saying he was moved by reports of tens of thousands of people gathering for a funeral procession for Ukrainian...

Church leader invites pope to Ukraine, says visit could bring peace

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church invited Pope Francis to visit the war-torn nation, saying it would help...

Ukrainian Catholic leader meets with pope after vote in Crimea

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis met privately at the Vatican with the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church March 17, the day...

Russia’s occupation of Crimea ‘is only the beginning,’ says Ukrainian bishop

Catholic News Service A Ukrainian Catholic priest in Crimea said church members are alarmed and frightened by the Russian military occupation and fear their communities...

Pope asks prayers for Ukraine; archbishop says Ukraine in danger

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — As uncertainty reigned in Ukraine and Russian troops appeared to have control of the Crimean peninsula, Pope Francis again...

Ukrainian archbishop sees lingering threat of war, but signs of hope

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The three months of protests in Ukraine that ended with government snipers killing dozens of people strengthened the commitment...

Pope prays for peace in Ukraine, bishops offer to mediate

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — As protests against the Ukrainian president spread to cities across the country, Pope Francis offered his prayers for the...

Ukrainian church leaders condemn police violence against protesters

KIEV, Ukraine — The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church and other Catholic leaders condemned police violence against “peaceful demonstrations” after President Viktor Yanukovich’s...

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