Church News About Ukraine

(updated April 19, 2022)

March 25, 2022

How Stalin Starved Ukraine

April 10, 2022

Pope calls for Easter truce in Palm Sunday Vatican service

April 6, 2022

Pope Francis kisses a Ukrainian flag and denounces the "massacre in Bucha"

April 4, 2022

In Bucha, grisly work begins of gathering evidence of atrocities

April 2, 2022

Pope Francis says visit to Kyiv ‘on the table’ and implicitly criticises Putin

March 27, 2022

Pope Francis says it's time for humanity to "abolish war" amid Russia-Ukraine conflict


March 16, 2022 

Pope to Russian Patriarch: 'Church uses language of Jesus, not of politics' by Vatican News Staff

Pope Francis in video conference with Russian Patriarch Kirill rejects religious defense of invasion by Christopher White for NCR


March 15, 2022

Pope to consecrate Russia, Ukraine to Mary by Catholic News Agency


March 6, 2022

Pope Francis says 'rivers of blood' flowing in Ukraine war by Philip Pullella and Crispian Balmer for Reuters

 Pope Francis on Sunday rejected Russia's use of the term "special military operation" for its invasion of Ukraine, saying the country was being battered by war and urging an immediate end to the fighting.

"In Ukraine, rivers of blood and tears are flowing. This is not just a military operation but a war which sows death, destruction and misery," the pope said in his weekly address to crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square.


March 3, 2022

Pope on Ukraine: 'In the name of God, stop this massacre!' by Vatican News Staff

“In the name of God, let the cries of those who suffer be heard and let the bombings and attacks cease! Let there be a real and decisive focus on negotiation, and let the humanitarian corridors be effective and safe. In the name of God, I ask you: stop this massacre!”


March 2, 2022

Remember Ukrainians in shelters, pope says; thanks Poland for refugee help by Philip Pullella for Reuters

"By accompanying him, we accompany all the people who are suffering from the bombings, including his elderly parents and so many other elderly who are in underground shelters defending themselves. Let us remember these people in our hearts."


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