Pope Francis Condemns Russian Invasion of Ukraine But Does Not Name Putin in Easter Sunday Mass

Pope Francis condemned the war in Ukraine but did not name Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin in his Easter Sunday address on April 17. Addressing around 50,000 people in St. Peter’s Square in his twice-yearly Urbi et Orbi (to …

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Ukraine Papal Visit Expected to Cease Russian Hostilities

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Ukrainian ambassador Andriy Yurash said on Thursday that Ukraine expects Russia to cease hostilities during an eventual papal visit to Kyiv. Yurash spoke for hours after meeting Pope Francis and top Vatican officials to formally present his credentials. “We discussed …

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Use of COVID-19 Vaccines With Abortion Cell Lines is ‘Morally Acceptable,’ Vatican Says

The Vatican told Roman Catholics on Dec. 21 that receiving the COVID-19 vaccines that employed cell lines drawn from tissue of aborted fetuses in its research and production is “morally acceptable.”

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