The Popes, Ukraine, and Russia

Once again, the people of Ukraine turn to the faith for their salvation against the Russian enemy at the gate — and once again, a pope is not standing by in silence. In 1945, Pope Pius XII issued the encyclical Orientales Omnes Ecclesias, against the political and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Just the other day, Pope Francis called a national day of prayer for the fraught situation currently happening in Ukraine.
 

 

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