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Residents near Kramatorsk, Ukraine, queue for water after a shelling destroyed their water supply (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Sobilo says his country faces its worst crisis since the Second World War

Catholic Priest in Ukraine (PA)

A letter to the Ukrainian president said the constitutional amendment would ‘seriously threaten’ family life

The outgoing Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski (PA)

The new legislation was signed into law earlier this week by outgoing Polish president

A poster supporting the No vote in the referendum outside a Greek Orthodox church in Athens (AP)

Archbishop Sevastianos Rossolatos says Greeks ‘just hope to survive these truly terrible conditions’

Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan, Poland, right, speaking with Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne at last year's synod on the family (CNS)

Polish Church delegates will ‘stick to the understanding of Paul VI and John Paul II’, according to a bishops’ conference spokesman

The entrance to the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Cardinal Dziwisz says Polish bishops hope Pope will visit death camp during next year’s World Youth Day

Cologne Cathedral (CNS)

The German bishops’ have announced that it has changed the Church’s labour laws to reflect ‘multiple changes in legal practice, legislation and society’

Migrants wait to disembark from the Italian Navy frigate Bersagliere at the Reggio Calabria on Monday (PA)

The EU has said it will strengthen sea patrols by its Frontex border agency and destroy human traffickers’ boats

Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard of Mechelen-Brussels (Photo: CNS)

The bishop was speaking after the latest court ruling in a series of scandals over abuse

A flag bearing the name of Krakow at the last World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

Just 16 months to go to celebration as Vatican delegation approves programme