Archbishop Gintaras Grušas of Vilnius, Lithuania, is also the apostolic administrator of the Lithuanian military.
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The cardinal recently visited displaced persons and refugees in Ukraine and border countries including Poland and Slovakia.
Archbishop Gudziak received the Notre Dame Award in June 2019, and the following November was a keynote speaker at Notre Dame‘s de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture’s 20th annual fall conference.
49 headstones were overturned during the act of vandalism.
‘There were bombings in the city center. The attacks targeted government offices. The bombs also hit the people who were waiting to get bread and just at that moment a bomb fell on the curia.’
More than 200 people had tuned into the online press conference, which featured a Ukrainian Catholic priest and the president of Caritas Ukraine as speakers.
According to media reports, the Russian bombardment of the city in northeastern Ukraine has resulted in the deaths of civilians, including children.
Cardinal Pell Condemns ‘Illegal and Ferocious Russian Invasion’ in Letter to Ukrainian Catholic Leader
Pope Francis has appealed for a worldwide day of prayer and fasting for peace in Ukraine on Ash Wednesday, March 2.
Russian forces have sought to enter Kyiv, the seat of the Ukrainian government, since President Vladimir Putin ordered a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.
‘They Pray All Day Long’: How Religious Sisters Are Helping People in Need Amid the Ukraine Conflict
The sisters pray the rosary especially for the conversion of President Putin, who was born on Oct. 7, 1952, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.