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In Western Ukraine, about 100 kilometres from the Polish border, is the city of Drohobych. It’s an historic town, with antique wooden churches and the initials of Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph I over the post office. Like many cities in Western Ukraine, its cobblestones have been drenched with blood century after century: Polish, Ukrainian, Nazi, Soviet, Jewish.
Chairman of Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust Greg Smith made the donation following a special twilight prayer service for Ukraine held at the Mary, Mother of Mercy Chapel in Rookwood Catholic Cemetery, on 8 April led by vicar general of the Ukrainian Catholic eparchy, Fr Simon Ckuj.
Reading Time: 3 minutesFor years, the two leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church with whom Pope Francis met by videoconference on 16 March — Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus’, and Metropolitan Hilarion, the Church’s chief ecumenical officer — have worked to buttress Vladimir Putin’s efforts to reconstitute a simulacrum of the Soviet Union […]
https://youtu.be/YFS9W8Z-NDY As Russia's violent month-long invasion continued to devastate Ukraine, Pope Francis laid the fates of both countries at the feet of Mary in the...
While bishops in Ukraine and Russia were grateful Pope Francis would consecrate their nations to Mary, other Catholics eagerly awaited the text of the...