Since Russia launched its full-scale invasion on Feb. 24, 2022, more than 8,000 Ukrainian civilians have been killed and more than 13,200 injured along with an estimated 8 million refugees have been recorded across Europe.
Eastern Catholic bishops in U.S. plead for peace, prayer for Ukraine, where ‘Jesus is crucified’
Nation/World news briefs: March 20, 2023
In focus: abortion pill ban, diocesan bankruptcies, extension for Ukrainian refugees
US extends stay for thousands of Ukrainians as war enters second year
On March 13, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would begin considering extensions, on a case-by-case basis, for Ukrainian nationals and immediate family members who entered the U.S. prior to the federal government’s Uniting for Ukraine program.
Photos of the Week: March 6, 2023
In the spotlight: Murdered bishop’s funeral Mass, winter storm, migrant shipwreck victims
Papal almoner invites 2,000 poor to circus to ‘lift them up’
The prelate, whom the pope named a cardinal in 2018, regularly dines with homeless people in his Vatican apartment.
Social ministry ‘fundamentally a work of faith,’ cardinal says
The Mass celebrated by Cardinal Wilton Gregory came on the final day of the Jan. 28-31 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering. The meeting addressed workers’ rights, migrants and refugees, housing inequities, hunger and food insecurity, poverty, climate change, systemic racism, gun violence, restorative justice, abortion, domestic violence, and “pro-woman and pro-family policies.”
Displaced persons meeting pope underscore South Sudan’s overlapping crises
Africa’s largest displacement crisis has seen nearly 4.5 million people flee their homes due to deadly civil conflicts and environmental disasters in South Sudan.
Pope arrives in Congo after praying on flight for migrants
After flying across the equator, Pope Francis was welcomed warmly — in every sense — to Congo where Catholics make up the majority of the population.