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A pro-European Union protester throws an object during clashes with Ukrainian riot police in Kiev, Ukraine 
(CNS) : Photo below (CNS) Riot police stand near a crucifix as smoke rises above Independence Square: (CNS) A woman cries as she and others appeal to Ukrainian police troops at the site of clashes with protesters in Kiev

Church leaders have called for an end to violence in Ukraine

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (CNS)

Major Archbishop Shevchuk makes plea during US trip

Orthodox priests pray as they stand between pro-European Union activists and police lines in central Kiev last week (AP)

Catholic and Orthodox leaders can help bring the crisis in Ukraine to a peaceful end

Pope Francis gestures during yesterday's Angelus address (CNS)

Pope prays for protesters killed during clashes in Kiev in his Angelus address

Francis waves after the peace doves were released yesterday (AP)

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Orthodox priests pray as they stand between pro-European Union activists and
police lines in central Kiev, Ukraine, early Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. A top
Ukrainian opposition leader on Thursday urged protesters to maintain a shaky
cease-fire with police after at least two demonstrators were killed in
clashes this week, but some in the crowd appeared defiant, jeering and
chanting "revolution" and "shame." (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

US cardinal supports Ukraine protestors

Cardinal Dolan has said that protestors in Ukraine deserve our prayers and voice

Orthodox clergy stand between protesters and the police in Kiev (AP)

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Ukrainian Catholic leader Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (CNS)

UGCC not directly involved in politics, says Major Archbishop Shevchuk

Protesters guard barricades near Independence Square in Kiev (AP)

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Pope Francis shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a private audience. Below: The pair sit down for talks (CNS and video via Rome Reports )

Peace in the Middle East top of the agenda as Pontiff welcomes Russian President to the Vatican