‘We need to heal not ideas, but hearts,’ says prelate after Russian strike on civilians

The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has responded to a "devastating" strike by Russia on civilians in a northern Ukrainian city. At least 17 were killed and 61 wounded when three Russian missiles slammed into the center of ...
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Vatican says pope has not accepted invitation to go to Russia

Pope Francis has not accepted an invitation to travel to Moscow in June to meet with Vladimir Putin, the director of the Holy See press office said.
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After Beijing meeting, pope’s envoy to return to Moscow, Russian official says 

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After meeting with a Chinese official in Beijing to discuss paths toward peace in Ukraine and ensuring grain exports from the country, Pope Francis’ special envoy is expected to return to Moscow, Russia’s foreign minister said. ...
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Ariel view shows the Transfiguration Cathedral in Odesa, Ukraine, damaged

Russian missile destroys Transfiguration Cathedral’s central altar in Odesa 

(OSV News) — A Russian attack on a key Ukrainian port city has partially destroyed a historic Ukrainian Orthodox cathedral and UNESCO World Heritage site, prompting international outrage and pledges to rebuild. Amid a July 23 nighttime attack by Russia ...
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Pope marks anniversary of Russia’s ‘absurd, cruel’ war on Ukraine

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Pope Francis asked, “Can the Lord forgive so many crimes and so much violence? He is the God of peace.” At the end of his weekly general audience Feb. ...
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