- May 28, 2020
Crying, hugging and shaking their heads in grief, the people of Humboldt gathered at the local hockey arena April 8 for an interfaith service to mourn 15 people who died after the bus carrying the town’s junior hockey team collided with a truck.
Two Ukrainian Catholic prelates have placed a culinary wager on the outcome of the Feb. 4 Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.
During a historic visit Sunday to Saint Sophia, the national church of Ukrainian Greek Catholics in Rome, Pope Francis said that he was near to, and praying for, Ukraine, also encouraging them not to lose hope.
A leading Ukrainian prelate says that by visiting the onetime mother church of the Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine today, Pope Francis is sending a clear message to Russian President Vladimir Putin — “violence and aggression are unacceptable.”
Under the Soviets, Ukraine’s Greek Catholic Church was the largest illegal religious body in the world. Its spiritual leader says to persecuted Christians today that enemies of the Church will never succeed in destroying it.
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.