Catholics

  • 20 July 2019, 19:32 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    Roman Catholic Pilgrims from Ukraine and from all over the world to arrive in Berdychiv

    Berdychiv in Zhytomyr region prepares to receive Roman Catholic pilgrims from different parts of Ukraine, Europe and the world who will take part in the pilgrimage celebrations of the Mother of God of Saint Scapularis on July 20-21, 2019. This year's celebrations in Berdychiv will be held under the slogan "Holy Theotokos, accept Ukrainian family under your protection." It was reported by Religion in Ukraine.

  • 16 July 2019, 12:15 | History, archaeology | 

    Relic with Metropolitan Sheptytsky's signature found in Bosnia

    In the city of Banja Luka, Northern Bosnia, a relic signed by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Metropolitan, Andrey Sheptytsky, was found. The sinkel for the monks in the Lviv Archeparchy of the UGCC Justin Boyko wrote about it on Facebook, Gal-info reports.

  • 16 July 2019, 09:36 | UGCC | 

    Head of UGCC says when Church will finish building Patriarchate

    We are a Patriarchal Church. The Patriarchate is not granted. Patriarchate is a certain way to be together for our Church, which exists in Ukraine and around the world. When we learn to be together as one Church, to overcome what separates us, each such time we become more of a Patriarchal Church.

  • 14 July 2019, 09:54 | UGCC | 

    UGCC Patriarch: Our Church counts faithful among Chinese as well

    Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) has recently received a letter from a Chinese parish of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. It was written by the Greek Catholics of Chinese origin.

  • 11 July 2019, 13:32 | Vatican | 

    Pope creates Apostolic Exarchy for Ukrainians in Italy

    A new Exarchy has been erected to provide for the pastoral care of Ukrainian Greek-Catholics living in Italy, Vatican.news reports.

  • 10 July 2019, 22:58 | UGCC | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav: After meeting with Pope, three dreams of UGCC are closer to realization

    The Pope's visit to Ukraine, the granting of the Patriarchate to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the beatification of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky became closer to realization after a recent meeting with the Pope. This belief was expressed by the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav in an interview with the Italian media outlet ACI Stampa. The text of the interview was distributed by the Information Department of the UGCC.

  • 10 July 2019, 21:54 | UGCC | 

    When Pope comes to Ukraine, it will be work on ending war

    During a meeting with the Pope in the Vatican, the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church invited the Pontiff to visit Ukraine. "I'll think about it," was the Pope's answer.

  • 10 July 2019, 21:29 | UGCC | 

    Head of UGCC: division in Orthodoxy is big problem for Ukraine

    "The churches live by their own prejudices against each other... People understand that there are dogmatic, theological and spiritual differences between Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants, but they do not understand why the Orthodox themselves are divided among themselves," the Primate added. Division in Orthodoxy is a big problem for Ukraine. This opinion was expressed by the Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, in an interview for the Italian media outlet ACI Stampa after the meeting of the UGCC hierarchs with Pope Francis.

  • 7 July 2019, 09:14 | Vatican | 

    Vatican releases communiqué following meeting of Pope Francis with UGCC leaders

    On July 5-6, 2019, His Holiness Pope Francis met with the Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Metropolitans, members of the Permanent Synod and heads of competent dicastries of the Roman Curia. As the communiqué notes, which was published by the Vatican press service, inviting the hierarchs of the UGCC to Rome, the Pope sought to express his closeness to the Greek Catholics.

  • 5 July 2019, 16:00 | Vatican | 

    Pope to Ukrainian Greek-Catholics: I hold you in my heart

    Pope Francis convenes a two-day meeting with the leaders of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, including the Major Archbishop, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the members of the Permanent Synod; and the Metropolitans; as well as the heads of discasteries with relevant competencies.

  • 5 July 2019, 14:34 | Vatican | 

    Ukrainian Greek-Catholic leaders meet with Pope at the Vatican

    A two-day meeting with leaders of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, convened by Pope Francis, begins Friday at the Vatican. Present for the encounter are the Greek Catholic Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halych, Sviatoslav Shevchuk; the members of the Permanent Synod and the Metropolitans of the Church; and the heads of various discasteries of the Roman Curia,Vatican News reports.

  • 5 July 2019, 09:13 | UGCC | 

    The meeting of the UGCC hierarchs with the Pope begins today in the Vatican

    The Pope has invited the Metropolitans of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Permanent Synod to a meeting that will take place in Rome on July 5 and 6, 2019. His Beatitude Sviatoslav shares his expectations of the upcoming meeting.

  • 4 July 2019, 22:04 | Vatican | 

    Pope gave Putin the medal with a quote: “Nothing is lost with peace. Everything can be so with war”

    Pope Francis on Thursday received Vladimir Putin in an audience at the Vatican. It's the Russian president's sixth visit to the Vatican, and his third audience with Pope Francis.

  • 4 July 2019, 19:24 | Vatican | 

    The Vatican briefs on discussion of Ukrainian issue at the meeting of Putin with the Pope

    Vatican Radio reported on the meeting of Pope Francis with Putin. The issues discussed during the hour-long communication embraced the situation in Ukraine, however, no specific details were received from the Vatican's sources.

  • 4 July 2019, 17:10 | World news | 

    Putin one hour late to meet Pope

    Russian President Vladimir Putin was late again for a meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican.

  • 4 July 2019, 13:25 | World news | 

    Putin in Vatican to discuss restoration of Christian shrines in Syria, Roman Church's humanitarian projects in Donbass, Venezuela

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit the Vatican on July 4 and meet with Pope Francis to discuss a number of pressing international issues, including the crises in Syria, Ukraine, and Venezuela, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said, Interfax reports.

  • 4 July 2019, 10:42 | World news | 

    Putin to meet Pope in shadow of Ukraine crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Pope Francis on Thursday, a day before Ukraine's Catholic leaders meet at the Vatican to discuss the crisis in their country, and amid speculation that the visit could be a prelude to the first trip by a Pope to Russia, Reuters reports.

  • 4 July 2019, 10:37 | Vatican | 

    Ukrainian World Congress urged Pope to talk with Putin to stop aggression of Russia against Ukraine

    The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) urged his Holiness Pope Francis to reaffirm his support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and the fundamental human rights of its people during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which is scheduled for July 4, 2019 in the Vatican. It is reported by Galinfo.

  • 3 July 2019, 09:46 | International relations | 

    "We ask you about three things: remembering, solidarity and prayer" — UGCC Bishop Bohdan Dziurakh at the meeting of General Secretaries of Europe's Bishops Conferences

    On July 1-4, 2019, the 47th annual Meeting of the General Secretaries of Europe's Bishops Conferences, which is held by the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe (CCEE), is taking place in the British city of Birmingham. Bishop Bohdan Dzyurakh, Secretary of the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church represents UGCC at this meeting.

  • 2 July 2019, 10:43 | Interchurch relations | 

    Filaret: Moscow prevents Rome from granting patriarchate status to UGCC

    Moscow believes that Ukraine is its canonical territory, and therefore no Patriarchate – neither Orthodox nor Greek Catholic – should be present here. Patriarch Emeritus Filaret said it on air of ZIK TV channel.