War in Ukraine

A file photo shows the American flag below the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington. (OSV News photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

Senate approves bill with uncertain future in House as Ukraine hangs in the balance

The Senate passed an approximately $95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, following months of a stalemate amid growing divisions within the Republican Party.
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Smoke rises over a residential building after a Russian missile and drone strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Dec. 29, 2023. (OSV News photo/Danylo Pavlov, Reuters)

Clergy renew calls to support Ukraine after Russian attack on civilians

Sorrow, anger and renewed calls to support Ukraine have been issued by Ukrainian Catholic and other Ukrainian clergy, following a massive Dec. 29 attack on that nation by Russia.
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Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksyy, speaks during a news conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, in this Feb. 26, 2022, file photo. (CNS photo/Courtesy The Presidential Office of Ukraine)

Responding to Zelenskyy adviser, Vatican bank denies Russian investments

After an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy suggested that a financial relationship exists between the Vatican and Moscow, the Vatican bank said Sept. 9 that it "does not receive nor invest money from Russia."
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People attend a 'Stop Genocide of Ukraine People' rally and protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Times Square in New York City April 9, 2022. U.S. Metropolitan Archbishop Borys Gudziak has called for renewed prayer, advocacy in support of Ukraine after recently released report finds Russia has breached all terms of 1948 Genocide Convention in its invasion of that nation. (OSV News photo/Jeenah Moon, Reuters)

Genocide report on Ukraine ‘worst news possible,’ says archbishop

A new report on Russian atrocities in Ukraine is both "the worst possible news" and "welcome," a Ukrainian Catholic archbishop told OSV News.
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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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A rosary is pictured hanging from a machine gun in an undated file photo as Ukrainian soldiers stand at their positions near the Ukrainian town of Pervomaysk. Dorian Kernytsky, a Philadelphia-area Ukrainian Catholic, has been making hundreds of rugged, stainless steel rosaries for troops in Ukraine, hoping to provide solace amid the horrors of the current war with Russia. (OSV News photo/Gleb Garanich, Reuters)

Biden discusses war, humanitarian concerns in Ukraine with papal envoy

President Joe Biden met with Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, Pope Francis' special envoy to seek a peaceful resolution to the ongoing war in Ukraine on July 18.
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