June 21, 2016

All for One: Holy Father Seeks Unity, Dangerous Peripheries with Armenia Trip

NEWS ANALYSIS: With this week’s trip and a second one to neighboring Azerbaijan and Georgia in September, the Pope will visit a Caucasus region that’s considered a dangerous regional flashpoint.

April 4, 2016

Francis Announces Special Collection for Victims of Ukraine Conflict

The Holy Father has asked the faithful to make a “generous contribution” to relieve the suffering of nearly a million Ukrainians affected by ongoing violence between government forces and Russian-backed rebels.

March 12, 2016

Diplomacy — Where Pope Francis Has Had the Greatest Impact

February 25, 2016

What Archbishop Shevchuk Saw in the Meeting of the Pope and Moscow Patriarch

The major archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church said it was ‘important to listen to the Holy Father and at the same time to be listened to by the Holy Father.’

February 12, 2016

Why Pope Francis Agreed to Meet the Russian Patriarch in Havana

COMMENTARY: Today's meeting has the capacity to be decisive for the shape of world Christianity in the 21st century and beyond.

February 11, 2016

Kirill-Francis Meeting in Danger of Being Over-Hyped

Russian President Vladimir Putin understood to be meeting’s key protagonist.

August 10, 2015

Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity — and Its Predators

NEWS ANALYSIS: Ukraine continues to be imperiled by internal and external forces, but a recent USCCB delegation found strong faith amid the nation’s confusion and turmoil.

July 19, 2015

Out of the Roman States, Only in the America Am I Pope; In the Shadows of the Minarets, and More!

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June 29, 2015

Opposing So-Called Same-Sex Marriage Is the Tolerant Thing To Do, The Home Is Symbolic, and More!

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June 10, 2015

Pope-Putin Meeting Focuses on Ukraine Crisis

During their June 10 meeting at the Vatican, the discussion also touched on the current problems in the Middle East.

June 9, 2015

Ukraine to Be Hot Topic of Pope Francis-Vladimir Putin Meeting

NEWS ANALYSIS: The hastily arranged meeting is a double-edged sword.

June 8, 2015

Archbishop: Ukrainian Conflict Is Europe’s Biggest Crisis Since World War II

More than 6,000 people have died in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

May 29, 2015

As Conflict With Russia Continues, Ukrainian Troops Make a Pilgrimage for Peace

Father Ivan Yavorskyy, a military chaplain for the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, accompanied 17 Ukrainian soldiers on the annual International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

March 11, 2015

Ukraine: Latest Cease-Fire Holds for Now

NEWS ANALYSIS: War divides — regions, religions, countries, alliances and, sometimes, even families.

February 2, 2015

War and Peace in the 21st Century

Church Prays for End to Conflict in Ukraine

January 29, 2015

War and Peace in the 21st Century

The Church prays for an end to the conflict in Ukraine.

January 29, 2015

Seeking an End to the ‘Scandalous Disunity’ Between East and West

Robert Moynihan was inspired by St. John Paul II to create the Urbi et Orbi Foundation.

December 30, 2014

ISIS, Assad, and What the West Is Missing About Syria, The Dignity of Men, and Much More!

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November 6, 2014

Kiev: Where the Godly and Wicked Face Off

November 2, 2014

The Secret Way the Latin Mass Has Won, Is It Really a Mortal Sin to Skip Sunday Mass and Much More!

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September 25, 2014

Military Chaplains Battle for Souls in the Trenches of Ukraine

Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant clergy seek to keep the Ukrainian soldiers’ eyes on the prize.

September 9, 2014

Catholics on the Ukraine-Russia Border Face Suffering and Uncertainty

The war with Russia has brought ‘incredible devastation’ to Odessa, Auxiliary Bishop Jacek Pyl said.

September 1, 2014

An Open Letter From Ukraine’s Catholic Primate

His Beatitude Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, writes ‘on the very difficult situation in Ukraine.’

July 18, 2014

Pope Deplores Loss of Life in Malaysian Plane Crash

Holy Father offers prayers and plea for peace

July 8, 2014

Franciscan University Professor to Return to Ukraine on Fulbright Fellowship

At a crucial time in the European nation’s history, Alexander Sich will teach classes at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv.

May 15, 2014

Ukraine’s Tireless Shepherd

COMMENTARY: Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk leads a spiritual resistance in a country threatened with war with Russia.

March 21, 2014

‘The Issue of Ukraine and Crimea Is Complex’

Joseph Pearce, the Catholic biographer of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, addresses some important and often overlooked aspects of the current crisis.

March 5, 2014

Ukrainian Priest Discusses His Homeland and the Perils of the Russian Presence in Crimea

A Register interview with Father Yuriy Sakvuk of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

March 3, 2014

Ukrainian Catholic Archbishop Prays for Crimea

Protesters take refuge and pray for peace in one of two tent-chapels in Maidan Square in Kiev, Ukraine.

February 19, 2014

Ukraine at the Breaking Point: 26 Dead, but Spirit Undefeated

As protesters face off against armed riot police in Kiev, Church leaders in Ukraine and the U.S. express support for the beleaguered anti-government 'Euromaidan Movement.'

November 25, 2013

Putin Meets Pope, Human Dignity and Syria Focus of Talks

December 11, 2011

Alexander Solzhenitsyn on the Culture of Death

Joseph Pearce remembers his weekend with the Russian dissident and discusses his updated biography of him.

May 31, 2011

Was St. Joseph at the Visitation?, How to Help the Poor, Good Samaritans Swarm Joplin, and more!

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October 6, 2010

The Puzzling Decline in Abortions

Researchers Debate: Is Contraception the Cause?

November 20, 2009

Priest Gunned Down in Moscow

July 6, 2009

Vatican-Russia Diplomatic Ties?