Religious leaders are expected to support the war effort by the authorities.
He has once again called for peace during his Ash Wednesday General Audience.
Painters of icons hope that recent gift to King Charles III will lead to more recognition of suffering in Ukraine.
Russia has faced a much larger resistance than expected in Ukraine and is being pushed back in some regions.
Moscow isn't tolerating any dissent in this matter.
In a statement, bishops said that the Catholic church has increasingly been targeted by attackers.
The monastery lies near Russian positions in eastern Donetsk, which the Kremlin is focused on capturing.
The situation in Crimea is an example of the hostile treatment by Russian authorities against religious minorities.