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Ukraine
August 12, 2022
The Catholic Herald
A left-turn by the German Catholic Church is unlikely to resurrect Catholicism in the country, as Germany’s progressive Synodal Path seemingly draws the wrong conclusions about why Catholics are abandoning the faith. The Synodal Path comprises a series of conferences of the German Catholic Church to discuss many questions. A majority at a conference in
August 08, 2022
The Catholic Herald
Pope Francis met deputy leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Antonij, at the Vatican late last week. The meeting was part of ongoing ecumenical contacts between the Papacy and the Patriarchate of Moscow. It followed a video call between Pope Francis and Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow in March, shortly after the war in
June 13, 2022
Michael J. La Civita
Until the Russian military escalated its buildup along the Ukrainian frontier earlier this year, the relationship between the Polish and Ukrainian states since the collapse of the Soviet Union had been marked by periods of cooperation punctuated with occasional disputes. These disparities seemed to be gathering steam as of late as both countries have struggled
May 18, 2022
Olenka Hamilton
Catholic Herald director and former MP Brooks Newmark has helped thousands of refugees to safety during the war Former MP Brooks Newmark has spent the last two months organising buses to move women, children and the elderly out of Ukraine to safety. To date, he has transported 7,692 refugees. Initially, he started moving people from the
April 26, 2022
Mark Jenkins
For Patriarch Kirill nuclear weapons are necessary for salvation, explains Mark Jenkins Sergei Shoigu, the Russian defence minister, is a practising Russian Orthodox believer who often accompanies President Putin on visits to Orthodox monasteries in remote areas across the Russian Federation. At the entrance to Moscow’s Red Square the small Iveron Chapel is said to
April 15, 2022
Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski
The suffering of the Ukrainian people is one with the Passion of the Lord, writes Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski When we reflect on the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, and on the suffering He endured on that memorable Friday in Jerusalem, we can imagine Him being led with brutality through the streets of the Holy
March 30, 2022
John Cornwell
John Cornwell explores the Soviet suppression of Ukrainian Catholics and their Marian icons and apparitions
March 30, 2022
Mark Jenkins
The shared vision of Russia’s church and state
March 11, 2022
William Cash
A witness to the refugee crisis on the Ukrainian border
March 07, 2022
Serenhedd James
Seminarian Julian Hayda explains how he and his brothers – who are taking to the frontline in Ukraine – are fulfilling their vocations to Holy Orders as stretcher bearers, firemen and relief workers
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