By Robert Klesko

Chris McGrath
People walk through Sophia Square in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Thursday. International fears of an imminent Russian military invasion of Ukraine continue to remain high as Russian troops mass along the Russian-Ukrainian border and diplomatic talks continue to stall.

“We heed our baptismal call and suffer with the Ukrainian people,” says Philadelphia’s Ukrainian Catholic Archeparch Borys Gudziak. “We pray that the violence on their doorstep never comes to fruition.”

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