COMMENTARY: Sixty years ago, it took the skill and resolve of key statesmen and religious leaders — in Washington, in Moscow, at the Vatican — to pull the world back from the precipice.
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COMMENTARY: Given the recent comments from the leading bishops there, the answer is uncertain.
Departing from previous statements, the Holy Father has recently emphasized his desire to visit Kyiv, though conditions on the ground and his personal health will be determining factors.
In the interview, Pope Francis also reflected on whether statements made by NATO toward Russia prompted a worse reaction from Putin.
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, said, “He, who holds in his hands the fate of the whole world and of each person in particular, is always on the side of the victims of unjust aggression ...”
In a Feb. 24 appeal, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, the president of the Polish bishops’ conference, said “I strongly condemn the actions of Russia and Vladimir Putin as an unacceptable and shameful act of barbarism directed against sovereignty.”