Catholics

  • 14 September 2018, 13:02 | Conferences, seminars, researches | 

    UGCC Patriarch tells European bishops how solidarity rallied Ukrainians during the Revolution of Dignity

    The annual plenary assembly of the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe (CCEE) is held in the Polish city of Poznan from 13 to 16 September. This year, the central theme of the meeting is “Europe: role of solidarity in education of conscience and formation of society.”

  • 13 September 2018, 10:04 | UGCC | 

    Metropolitan Sheptytsky’s Order established by UGCC

    The participants of the Synod of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church decided to establish a church patriarchal award named Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky’s Order. According to the UGCC, this distinction will promote paying worthy tribute to the figure of Metropolitan Andrey and his cause.

  • 7 September 2018, 14:01 | UGCC | 

    5 Kanal broadcasts documentary “Reefs Case” about elimination of UGCC in USSR

    On September 6-7, 2018 at 19:50 5 Kanal presents a documentary “Reefs Case”. The film covers the period from 1939 to 1963 and reveals the circumstances of the arrest, detention and release of the Greek Catholic Patriarch Iosyp Slipyy, unknown to the general public, the website of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church reports.

  • 5 September 2018, 15:15 | UGCC | 

    Real catechization situation presented at UGCC Synod

    The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has made some progress at the local level regarding catechetical ministry. However, in spite of certain achievements, there are now many challenges that need to be addressed. So if everyone pays more attention to catechesis and cooperates with each other the situation will improve considerably in the area of ​​religious education and education in faith.

  • 5 September 2018, 12:01 | UGCC | view video | 

    Priest highlights UGCC situation in Donbas

    A certain stability has been reached for the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic parishes, located in the occupied part of Donbas. But, nevertheless, the majority of them was forced to close down. Father .

  • 4 September 2018, 12:48 | UGCC | 

    UGCC Synod hears main report themed “Catechism of UGCC ‘Christ Our Pascha’ in life of the Church"

    Bishop Petro (Stasyuk), the ruling bishop of the Melbourne diocese (Australia), read the report “Catechism of UGCC ‘Christ Oour Pascha’ in life of the Church: the reception in our Church” on September 4, the second day of the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church.

  • 3 September 2018, 11:26 | UGCC | view video | 

    Working sessions of the UGCC Synod ongoing

    On September 2, the Holy Synod of the Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church began the Patriarchal Bishops' Liturgy in Lviv at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of St. George.

  • 28 August 2018, 10:28 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ukrainian Jerusalem blessed in Zarvanytsia

    On August 27, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Svyatoslav (Shevchuk) blessed the unique complex dubbed Ukrainian Jerusalem at the Marian Spiritual Center of Zarvanytsia. The worship was attended by the Custos of the Holy Land, Frt Francesco Patton, OMF, who brought a stone from the Holy Sepulcher. The holy relics will be built into a copy of the building in Zarvanytsia.

  • 27 August 2018, 10:14 | Religion and society | 

    Bishop of UGCC Borys Gidziak nominated for Vasyl Stus Award

    Bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and President of the Ukrainian Catholic University Borys (Gudziak) became the winner of this year's Vasyl Stus Award which was presented in Kyiv, according to Radio Liberty which cited the Ukrainian Center for the International PEN Club.

  • 25 August 2018, 14:04 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    UGCC Bishop became Chief Chaplain of Union of Ukrainian Youth in Australia

    The Ukrainian Youth Association in Australia got its Chief Chaplain in the person of the Eparch of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, Bishop of Petro Stasyuk (Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church), the site of the Union of Ukrainian Youth reports.

  • 23 August 2018, 11:04 | Vatican | 

    Pope Francis greets Ukraine on Independence Day

    Pope Francis conveyed his greetings to the President and Ukrainians on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of independence.

  • 23 August 2018, 10:19 | National religious question | 

    On the occasion of Independence Day, RCC Hierarchs in Ukraine call on Ukrainians to cherish and protect their freedom

    The conference of the Roman Catholic bishops in Ukraine has published a pastoral letter on the occasion of the Independence Day of Ukraine. On August 24, 27 years ago, the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine was signed, which initiated the establishment of a sovereign Ukrainian State.

  • 22 August 2018, 09:49 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine denounces attempt to hamper construction of the first UGCC church in Bila Tserkva

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine condemned the act of vandalism, committed on the night of August 17-18, 2018 in Bila Tserkva. A group of intruders knocked down a concrete fence at the construction site of the Nativity Church, the first church of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the city. An official comment by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on this issue was published on the Ministry's official site.

  • 20 August 2018, 09:44 | Vatican | 

    Pope Francis calls on Ukrainian youth to be active peacemakers

    Among the participants of the Sunday prayer "Angel of the Lord" there were Ukrainian youth whom the Pope addressed with a special greeting.

  • 19 August 2018, 09:34 | Religion and society | 

    Bishop Borys (Gudziak) receives Vasyl Stus Prize

    Bishop Borys (Gudziak), President of the Ukrainian Catholic University, became the winner of the 2018 Vasyl Stus Prize. It is awarded every year by the Ukrainian Center of the International PEN Club to authors (writers, artists, directors), regardless of their place of residence, for a lifetime, for a special contribution to Ukrainian culture and the integrity, reports the UCU website.

  • 17 August 2018, 13:15 | Announcements | view video | 

    Responsible Christians to gather in Lviv for the God-Man-Ukraine forum

    God-Man-Ukraine, a forum of responsible Christians, will be held on August 18, 2018, on the premises of Lviv Theological Seminary of the Holy Spirit (35 Khutorivka St., 09:30 through 18:00).

  • 17 August 2018, 09:23 | History, archaeology | 

    Unique document of Studite monks dating back to 1930s found in Lviv

    In the Central State Historical Archives in Lviv, a speech by an unknown author was found. Its author was a priest, a monk of the St. John's Lavra of the Studite Rite of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church before the war. The document was posted on Facebook by Yustyn (Boyko), the synkellos on monasticism issues in the Lviv Archdiocese of the UGCC.

  • 15 August 2018, 09:55 | UGCC | 

    UGCC faithful celebrate 1,030th anniversary of Baptism of Rus-Ukraine by renewed vows and liturgies

    The 1,030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus-Ukraine was celebrated in the main cathedral of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church - the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Kyiv, by the Hierarchical Liturgy, renewal of ceremonial vows and water blessing on the Dnieper River. It is reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 13 August 2018, 13:42 | UGCC | 

    In Sloatsburg, NY, Head of UGCC led Assumption pilgrimage and spoke about Ukraine

    Assumption pilgrimage in Sloatsburg, NY, on Mount Mary, the location supervised by Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Virgin Mary was held on August 12.

  • 10 August 2018, 14:41 | International relations | 

    Head of the UGCC discusses humanitarian situation in Ukraine with Catholic Relief Services president

    On August 8, His Beatitude Svyatoslav, Head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, visited the headquarters of the Catholic Relief Services which supports various charitable projects around the world. His Beatitude Sviatoslav met with the president of the organization, Mr. Sean Callahan, and with the chairman of the Board of Governors, Bishop Gregory John Mansour, the Department of Information of the UGCC reports.