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cardinal matteo zuppi gestures during a meeting sitting at a table with dmytro lubinets
Politics & SocietyNews
Lilia Kovalyk-Vasiuta - OSV News
Pope Francis’ peace envoy to Ukraine met President Volodymyr Zelensky amid breaking news of the destruction of a critical dam that Zelensky blamed on “Russian terrorists.”
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Daniel Philpott
It is not too early to imagine a ‘just peace’ in Ukraine. But ending the armed conflict is not enough; Russia may need to undertake reparative measures including formal apologies and financial reparations.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Cardinal Matteo Zuppi has begun a two-day peace mission in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, today, “as the envoy of the Holy Father Francis,” the Vatican announced on June 5.
Sgt. Joyce Kilmer, as a member of the 165th Infantry Regiment, United States Army, c. 1918
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Among the 53,000 Americans killed in World War I was Joyce Kilmer, a distinguished poet and essayist who died in battle at the age of 31.
Inside the Vatican
While in Portugal, Pope Francis plans to visit Fátima, the site of a recognized Marian apparition. Gerry and Colleen explain how the “secrets of Fátima” revealed there relate to the war between Russia and Ukraine.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis emphasized in particular “the urgent need for ‘gestures of humanity’ towards the most fragile persons, the innocent victims of the conflict.”