from ONE

An Ethnic & Religious Patchwork
photographs by Petro Didula
with text by Matthew Matuszak
(From ONE magazine March 2009)
The Crimea’s Jews, Christians and Muslims restore their homeland

from News

Priest: Ukrainian Catholics Flee Crimea Over Threats of Arrest
Catholic News Service (26 March 2014)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — Members of the Ukrainian Catholic Church are fleeing Crimea to escape threats of arrest and property seizures, a priest told Catholic News Service just four days after Russia finalized the region’s annexation.

Aid Official Warns of Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Eastern Ukraine
Catholic News Service (11 August 2014)
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — The head of Caritas in Ukraine warned of a growing humanitarian crisis in the country’s east, as the Vatican’s nuncio also highlighted the worsening plight of Catholics in the country’s conflict.

Ukrainian Church Leader: West Must Help Stop Russian Interference
Catholic News Service (5 September 2014)
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — A Ukrainian church leader said Western governments need to use “all available means” to curb Russian military interference.

In Eastern Ukraine, Church Has ‘Returned to Catacombs’
Catholic News Service (18 December 2014)
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — Ukrainian Catholic leaders have warned their church is being driven underground again, a quarter-century after it was re-legalized with the end of communist rule.

Pope: War Between Christians Is a Scandal
Catholic News Service (4 February 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The only word worthy of being heard in the throes of war is “peace,” and there is nothing more scandalous than a nation made up of Christians engaged in conflict, Pope Francis said.

U.S. Ukrainian Bishops Urge Prayer, Fasting for Peace
Catholic News Service (13 February 2015)
PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — The Ukrainian Catholic bishops in the United States appealed for daily fasting and prayer for the citizens of Ukraine, their elected officials and the Ukrainian army.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: Maintaining an Identity in Crimea
Useyin Karimov, born in 1921, shows his Soviet army medals. (photo: Petro Didula)

Picture of the Day: Pumpkin Time
A little girl plays in the village of Horpyn in Ukraine.

Picture of the Day: Standing Guard in Crimea
An icon of Mary and the Christ child is seen as members of the Crimean self-defense unit stand guard outside the local government headquarters in Simferopol, Ukraine, on 2 March. (photo: CNS/David Mdzinarishvili, Reuters)

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