Days after his ordination, Ukrainian Catholic priest Father Volodymyr Radko watched as Russia launched a full-scale invasion against his native Ukraine — an assault that actually began with Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea.

For several weeks, Father Radko was unable to return to his Philadelphia assignment, and now that he has arrived in the U.S., he shares with CatholicPhilly’s Matt Gambino and Gina Christian how the war has challenged and shaped his faith.

To learn more about and donate to the Humanitarian Aid Fund for Ukraine sponsored by the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, visit the website of the Archeparchy.

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