Recently, Pope Francis set off a firestorm among Ukrainian Catholics when he spoke to a group of Russian youth and praised Russia's great past and culture. The pope later said he didn't mean to praise imperialism, but Ukrainian Greek Catholics, for whom the pope is a spiritual leader, would like to hear his support for Ukraine in the war against Russia. Lydia Tomkiw reports from Lviv, where the Ukrainian Greek Catholic church is based.
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