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Pope Francis pauses after delivering the Angelus address (AP)

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Israeli President Shimon Peres, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople planting an olive tree in the Vatican Gardens (CNS)

Pope was speaking to coalition of funding agencies coordinated by Congregation for Eastern Churches

The newly elected Ukrainian president Petro  Poroshenko (PA)

‘Together Ukrainian citizens are saying no to tyranny,’ say the country’s Permanent Synod of Bishops

Petro Poroshenko has claimed outright victory in the presidential ballot (PA)

Ukrainian Catholic Church welcomes victory of billionaire confectionary tycoon

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Whatever Blair says, we cannot put aside differences with Russia and China (PA)

We cannot fight Islamism by siding with the forces of oppression

Father Milchakovskyi said that he and his family and at least two-thirds of his parishioners have left for Ukrainian-controlled territory on the advice of Archbishop Shevchuk (pictured above) (CNS)

‘The new government here is portraying us all as nationalists and extremists,’ said Father Milchakovskyi

Bishop Borys Gudziak, eparch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Eparchy of Paris

Bishop Gudziak said the EU should show it is ‘serious about what it stands for’

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, march outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea (CNS)

Pope Francis meets privately with the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church at the Vatican

Uniformed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, walk in formation near a Ukrainian military base in Crimea (CNS)

Father Mykhailo Milchakovskyi described the atmosphere as tense