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  • Pope remembers Ukrainian priest who mentored him

    Pope remembers Ukrainian priest who mentored him

    Pope Francis on Thursday spoke about Bishop Stepan Chmil, a Ukrainian bishop who served in Argentina when the pope was a boy. Assisting Chmil twice a week, he said, “taught me to be open to a different liturgy, which has always remained in my heart as something beautiful.” Francis also said he gave testimony for the Ukrainian bishop’s canonization cause.

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  • In Ukraine, Vatican cardinal says there’s hope for the future

    In Ukraine, Vatican cardinal says there’s hope for the future

    Cardinal Leonardo Sandri visits Ukraine in the midst of ongoing upheaval in the country, largely the result of political instability and tensions surrounding the Russian invasion of their eastern region in 2014, which prompted a conflict that has endured three years, claimed thousands of lives and displaced millions of others.

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  • Church that suffered under Soviets and rebounded loses its ‘sage’

    Church that suffered under Soviets and rebounded loses its ‘sage’

    Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, the former head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, died on Wednesday at the age of 84 after having inherited a church “on its knees” in the post-Soviet period and leading it through a renaissance. Eerily reminiscent of St. Nicholas, the prototype for Santa Claus, Husar is being remembered as a sage and moral hero.

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