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Russian-Ukraine war

Hungary’s Orban meets pope with Ukraine war as backdrop

By Justin Spike and Nicole Winfield — April 21, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The meeting was the second between Francis and Orban in less than a year.

World Council of Churches urges Patriarch Kirill to lobby for Easter cease-fire

By Jack Jenkins — April 19, 2022
(RNS) — The letter to the Russian patriarch comes amid calls to expel him and the Russian Orthodox Church from the WCC.

Amid continuing fighting in Ukraine, Pope Francis urges leaders not to give up on peace

By Claire Giangravé — April 17, 2022
(RNS) — 'Peace is possible; peace is a duty; peace is everyone’s primary responsibility,' Pope Francis said in his Urbi et Orbi message.

Pope Francis showcases his vision for peace at Good Friday’s Via Crucis

By Claire Giangravé — April 15, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — On the day commemorating the steps of Jesus’ execution, Pope Francis focused on the need for forgiveness in overcoming the logic of war.

What I learned at the Ukraine-Poland border

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 14, 2022
(RNS) — ‘Never forget what your eyes have seen.’ Those words from Deuteronomy speak to me, louder than ever.

Why is this year’s Passover matzah different from any other?

By Steve Rabinowitz — April 13, 2022
(RNS) — Much of especially pure shmurah matzah on sale in the United States comes from Ukraine.

Ukraine upset by Vatican inviting Russian to carry Good Friday cross

By Frances D'emilio — April 13, 2022
(RNS) — “You have to understand one thing” about the pope, said the Rev. Antonio Spadaro, a Jesuit priest in Rome who is close to Francis, on Wednesday. “He's a pastor, not a politician.”

Interfaith leaders gather in Ukraine to appeal for peace

By Jack Jenkins — April 12, 2022
(RNS) — Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said faith leaders should name human rights abuses, call for a cease-fire and offer solidarity to those ‘at the receiving end of the violence.’

An American rabbi went to help Ukrainian refugees. But he hoped to find his cousins.

By Michele Chabin — April 12, 2022
(RNS) — ‘I knew that finding them would be like finding a needle in a haystack,’ said Rabbi David Wilfond.

Ukrainian nuns open their monastery doors to the displaced

By Renata Brito — April 11, 2022
(AP) — “After what we saw, (the monastery) is a paradise,” said a refugee from Kharkiv.

For Russian priest protesting Ukraine invasion, a mixture of defiance and concern

By Jack Jenkins — April 5, 2022
(RNS) — 'If I remain silent, I’m not a priest,' said the Rev. Ioann Burdin.

Holy Week pain, Easter hope in Ukraine

By Thomas Reese — April 5, 2022
(RNS) — A visit to a Ukrainian church as Christ is being crucified again in Ukraine.

Across US, faith groups mobilize to aid Ukrainian refugees

By Luis Andres Henao and Deepa Bharath — April 5, 2022
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Southern California, pastors and lay individuals are stationing themselves at the Mexico border waving Ukrainian flags and offering food, water and prayer.

America is exceptional — in its addiction to violence and war

By Shane Claiborne — April 4, 2022
(RNS) — It's been 55 years, but Martin Luther King's historic speech, 'Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,' rings out as true as ever. To our shame.

Pope Francis discusses health but again declines to name Putin as Ukraine aggressor

By Claire Giangravé — April 3, 2022
(RNS) — The pontiff again declined to name Russian President Vladimir Putin as the aggressor in the Ukraine war on his flight back to Rome.
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