Four days of fighting has led to hundreds of civilian deaths and displaced tens of thousands of Ukrainians.
Pope Francis invited the people to pray and fast on Ash Wednesday for the peace in Ukraine.
Pope France celebrated the final mass on the fifty-second International Eucharistic Congress in budapest, Hungary.
The highpoint of the congress will be the closing Mass, celebrated by Pope Francis on the 12th of September.
In many cases, known Christians must flee Afghanistan or risk being killed.
The letter containing three bullets was discovered by postal employees at a mail sorting facility near Milan on the 9th of August.
Blessed Rosario Livatino, a Catholic judge brutally killed by the mafia in 1990, was beatified Sunday in Sicily.