Bishop Stika, Cardinal Rigali meet with Ukraine archbishop

Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church leader invites U.S. bishops to visit war-torn nation By Jim Wogan The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has experienced the horrible impact of Russia’s war on Ukraine in grotesquely vivid ways. In early April, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk was called to pray before mutilated …

Ukrainian Catholics fleeing from Crimea

OXFORD, England (CNS) — Members of the Ukrainian Catholic Church are fleeing Crimea to escape threats of arrest and property seizures, a priest told Catholic News Service just four days after Russia finalized the region’s annexation. “The situation remains very serious, and we don’t know what will happen — the …