Catholics

  • 16 August 2019, 11:28 | UGCC | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav has indicated the bounds, which the UGCC does not overstep in political processes

    We feel obliged today to be active at the level of civil society in order to embody certain principles and values. The Church must educate the laity, who will be active in politics later.

  • 15 August 2019, 11:37 | Faith and weapon | 

    Appeasement of the aggressor fuels his appetite, - Patriarch of the UGCC Sviatoslav

    Peace must be just and real, not an imitation. Patriarch Sviatoslav, the Head of the UGCC, has told about it in his interview to Tsenzor.net, the Ukrainian media. The opinion of First Hierarch is particularly relevant today, when, despite the fact that a ceasefire was declared on July 21, the enemy in the East attacks Ukrainian positions again, using prohibited weapons, Ukrainian soldiers die again.

  • 7 August 2019, 15:53 | UGCC | 

    UGCC Bishop becomes honorary member of Ukrainian Youth Association - CYM in Australia

    The ruling Bishop of the Diocese of Melbourne of Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), Petro (Stasyuk) became an honorary member of the Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM) in Australia. This is stated on the website of CYM.

  • 7 August 2019, 11:04 | UGCC | 

    Metropolitan Borys Gudziak of UGCC becomes member of Congregation for Oriental Churches

    On August 6, 2019, the Apostolic See announced that the Holy Father Pope Francis appointed new members of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, including the Archbishop and Metropolitan of Philadelphia, His Eminence Borys Gudziak. It is reported by the information Department of the Ukrainian Greek Cathoolic Church.

  • 6 August 2019, 13:27 | Vatican | 

    Pope Francis prays for “defenceless” US shooting victims

    The Pope expresses his spiritual closeness and prayers to all those affected by this week’s series of mass shootings in the US, Vatican Radio reports.

  • 2 August 2019, 10:08 | Religion and society | 

    UGCC set up Commission on Pastoral Care for Sobriety under Major Archdiocese of Kyiv-Halych

    Patriarch Sviatoslav of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church approved the Regulation and Decree proclaiming the Regulation on the Commission of Pastoral Care for Sobriety of the Major Archdiocese of Kyiv-Halych of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church. It is reported by the Information Department of the UGCC.

  • 30 July 2019, 09:51 | Religion and society | view photo | 

    Mission of the Church is to imbue Europe with soul, man with dignity and society with freedom, justice, truth, and peace, - Paul Zulenher

    The main theme of the first report on the Colloquium of European Parishes, delivered on July 29 by Austrian professor Paul Zulehner is "Where Pope Francis is leading our Church in Europe." On November 25, 2014, Pope Francis visited the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. His message to the European Parliament was: freedom, justice, truth and peace. That's what the Pope wants to convey to people.

  • 28 July 2019, 02:06 | Catholic world | view photo | 

    Anniversary Colloquium of European Parishes Launched in Lviv

    The 30th Colloquium of European Parishes (CEP) started in Lviv on July 27. 110 European citizens, priests and laymen came to Ukraine to find the answer to the question "How to be active Christians in modern Europe" in discussions.

  • 26 July 2019, 12:25 | UGCC | 

    UGCC invites faithful to mark 50th anniversary of consecration of St. Sophia Cathedral in Rome

    On September 1, 2019, anniversary celebrations will be held in Rome on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the consecration of St. Sophia Cathedral. On this occasion, His Beatitude Sviatoslav had a video message filmed calling on Ukrainians from the homeland and Diaspora to take part in the celebration of the “Golden anniversary of the Church, which became the heart of the Ukrainian world, the herald of freedom of the Church and people.” It is reported by the Information Department of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

  • 23 July 2019, 12:05 | Vatican | 

    5,000 scouts from Europe, including Ukraine, set to arrive in Rome to meet Pope

    The international meeting of Catholic Scouts of Europe, which is called Euromoot, will be held from July 27 to August 3, 2019, and will offer an opportunity to scouts from more than 20 countries, including Ukraine, to meet, build friendly relations on common spiritual and cultural principles.

  • 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.