Pope Fires Leadership Of Largest Charity

The Vatican is reeling after the pope fired the leadership of one the Catholic Church’s largest charities, citing concerns about their management style.

Russia Furious Over UN Condemning Ukrainian Annexation

Russia has expressed anger that the United Nations general assembly condemned its annexation of Ukrainian territories and warned that admitting Ukraine into the NATO military alliance would lead to World War III. The statements came as Ukraine’s state emergency service said it is actively searching for people trapped under rubble after another Russian strike in the country’s south, while Turkey sought an opening for peace talks.

Pope Francis Urges Russia To Prevent Nuclear War

Pope Francis has warned rust the war in Ukraine could escalate into a nuclear confrontation and, for the first time, begged Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly to stop the “spiral of violence and death.

Pope Apologizes For Indigenous School Abuse

Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness for the role of church members in Canada’s “catastrophic” residential school system, in which Indigenous children were forcibly removed from their families and communities.

Dutch PM Apologizes To Troops Over Srebrenica Massacre

The prime minister of the Netherlands has apologized to soldiers who were sent as United Nations peacekeepers to defend the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica with what he believes was insufficient firepower and manpower to keep the peace. Mark Rutte made the remarks 27 years after thousands of Muslim men and boys were killed in Europe’s worst single atrocity since World War Two, a tragedy condemned by the Vatican.

50 Killed In Nigeria Church Attack

Nigeria’s Cardinal John Onaiyekan has condemned the shooting by suspected Muslim herdsmen at a church in his nation which killed over 50 people, including children.

Ukraine’s President: ‘Churches Burning, Cities Destroyed’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged Russia to “stop burning churches” and end attacks on his nation after a famed Orthodox Church was destroyed while explosions rocked the capital Kyiv, overshadowing Pentecost celebrations. Heavy street battles also raged in a strategic city in Ukraine’s east that Russian forces want to capture as part of an ongoing invasion.

Pope Francis Seeks Talks With Russia’s Putin On Ukraine War

Pope Francis said Tuesday he wants to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin to help end Europe’s worst conflict since World War Two. “I am not going to [Ukraine’s capital] Kyiv for now. I feel that I must not go,” the leader of the Catholic Church told Italy’s daily newspaper Corriere della Sera.

Russia Warns West Over Arming Ukraine

Russia has warned the West against arming Ukraine, saying it could threaten European security. The comments came as the United Nations chief visited the Ukrainian capital Kyiv where he expressed shock about the impact of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Russia Pounding East Ukraine, Terrifying Villagers

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says a long-awaited Russian offensive in the east has begun. As Russian forces are attacking Ukrainian positions, church charities stepped up efforts to welcome those fleeing the conflict.

Ukraine War Approaching More NATO Countries

The war in Ukraine is getting closer to several neighboring member states of the NATO military alliance. In one of the latest incidents, Russian missiles hit an aircraft repair plant outside Lviv in western Ukraine, relatively close to Poland. At the same time, rescuers freed 130 people from the basement of a theatre in the besieged city of Mariupol, but Ukrainian authorities say 1,300 remain trapped.

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