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A Catholic university community in western Ukraine is reeling from a July 6 missile attack on the city of Lviv, located less than 80 km from the Polish border.

Food aid stoppage brings hunger 'beyond human imagination' in Ethiopia's Tigray region

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Stopping food aid in Ethiopia from the United States and United Nations caused severe hunger that has killed hundreds of people in the northern Tigray region in recent weeks, and one local bishop said the situation is "beyond human imagination."

Pope Francis' ambassador: Staying in Ukraine during war a 'big, big grace' amid fears, frustrations

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As Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine hit the 493-day mark June 30, OSV News sat down with Archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas, papal nuncio to Ukraine, to discuss his experiences of the war. Based in Kyiv, Visvaldas was visiting Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv for a conference and commencement exercises.

Our churches must serve peace, Russian Orthodox leader tells cardinal

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The Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches should join efforts to promote peace before threats of a "major global armed conflict," the head of the Russian Orthodox Church told Pope Francis' envoy on a peace mission to Moscow.

McCarrick not competent to stand trial

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Disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not competent to stand trial in Massachusetts on charges that he sexually abused a teenage boy nearly 50 years ago, according to the prosecution's expert brought in to examine the now 92-year-old.

Mideast exodus continues as Christians lose hope

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Layal Nehme is drawing upon her background as a singer, songwriter and composer to remind the world of the plight of Christians and their continuing exodus from Iraq and Syria.

‘Hope, danger’ in wake of march on Moscow

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With serious events clearly underway in Russia, a Ukraine bishop is hopeful it could help end Russia’s war on Ukraine, but worries of the dangers a destabilized Russia could bring to the situation.

Two American carpenters help to rebuild Notre Dame’s spire

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Highly skilled carpenters from four different companies are working together to rebuild the iconic Notre Dame spire before the grand reopening of the most famous European cathedral on Dec. 8, 2024. Among the craftsmen assigned to the prestigious task are two Americans: Jackson Dubois from New York and Michael Burrey from Boston.

Pope Francis' envoy to travel to Moscow on peace mission

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Italian Cardinal Matteo Zuppi will go to Moscow on the second leg of a peace mission on behalf of Pope Francis, the Vatican said.