Catholics

  • 19 April 2019, 09:11 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    On Good Friday catholics commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ

    On Good Friday, the Church remembers the unrighteous condemnation of Jesus Christ by the Jewish Sanhedrin Council. It is the most sorrowful day for Christians because Christ laid down his life for the sake of mankind exactly on Friday. The time when Jesus Christ gave up His spirit to God the Father and His secret disciples, Josef of Arimathea and Nicodemus begged Pilate for the Lord’s Body and removed it from the cross is remembered in the Divine Service.

  • 17 April 2019, 11:49 | Faith and weapon | 

    Patriarch of UGCC met with military chaplains for US troops in Europe

    On April 16, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church His Beatitude Sviatoslav met with the delegation of military chaplains of the US Armed Forces in Europe led by the Chaplain of the 7th Army of the United States, Timothy Malard. This is reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 16 April 2019, 16:29 | Vatican | view video | 

    Metropolitan Borys Gudziak told Pope about UCU and UGCC's mission in Europe and USA

    His Holiness Pope Francis received the newly-nominated Archbishop and Metropolitan of Philadelphia, former bishop of the Paris Eparchy of St. Volodymyr the Great, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and President of the Ukrainian Catholic University Borys Gudziak at a private audience on April 15.

  • 14 April 2019, 10:44 | Children young people and religion | 

    Let nobody ridicule Ukraine: Patriarch of UGCC appeals to youth

    Patriarch Svyatoslav (Shevchuk) of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church urged young people to participate in the presidential elections in Ukraine, since the country's destiny for decades to come -- and perhaps even its further existence -- will depend on their results.

  • 9 April 2019, 16:02 | Church-state relations | 

    President thanks Patriarch Sviatoslav for his serving people and supporting Ukrainian soldiers

    In a greetings letter on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the episcopal consecration of Patriarch Sviatoslav, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed his gratitude for the service of the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church to Ukrainians, the spread of Christian and moral values, as well as good deeds aimed at the development of the Ukrainian society, in particular, the development of the chaplaincy and support of Ukrainian soldiers.

  • 9 April 2019, 13:58 | Religion and society | 

    UGCC Metropolitan of Ivano-Frankivsk: We need to pray so that we are not ashamed of the future

    During a meeting with Precarpathian journalists, Metropolitan Volodymyr (Viytyshyn) voiced his opinion about the second round of the presidential elections.

  • 8 April 2019, 11:24 | Conferences, seminars, researches | 

    Religious experts in Kyiv discuss concept of Sophianism in Ukrainian culture and Kyivan Church

    The colloquium at the Institute of Philosophy in Kyiv, which took place on April 5, themed “The Concept of Sophianism of Ukrainian Culture and Kyivan Church,” gathered a large number of participants. The colloquium was organized by the Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Commission on Interreligious and Inter-Confessional Relations, the Open Orthodox University and the Ukrainian Catholic University.

  • 7 April 2019, 09:37 | Religion and society | 

    It's important for Ukrainians to tell virtual from real, Head of UGCC comments on the second round of elections

    On these days, between the two rounds of the presidential elections, it is very important for the voters to distinguish the truth from fake, virtual from real, false from real things.

  • 5 April 2019, 08:55 | International relations | 

    Ukraine is defender of Europe and not its problem, Head of the UGCC says in a comment to Italy's Il Foglio

    Ukraine is now defending the future of Europe. Therefore, it should not be viewed as a problem for the continent.

  • 4 April 2019, 10:54 | Conferences, seminars, researches | 

    Scholars and clergy to hold colloquium on the concept of Sophianism of Kyivan Church

    On April 5, a colloquium devoted to the concept of Sophianism was held with the participation of the St Sofia of Kyiv National Reserve, Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukrainian Catholic University, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church's Interreligious and Interfaith Relations Commission.

  • 3 April 2019, 12:26 | Religion and society | 

    Lviv residents restore cross destructed by vandals last winter

    Thanks to local Lviv parishioners of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, a cross destroyed by vandals last January was put on Sunday, March 31, on the Mount Baba-ros in the area of ​​Znesinnya. This is reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 3 April 2019, 11:44 | Religion and society | 

    UGCC Patriarch: Church must form social values, not get involved in politics

    The Church should provide society only with a certain value foundation, but it should not engage in politics. Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Svyatoslav (Shevchuk), said this in an interview with Ukrinform. “We always understood society, first of all, as a highly important civic organism,” said the hierarch.

  • 1 April 2019, 11:38 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    UGCC Bishop serves first Liturgy in South Africa

    Bishop Joseph (Milian), head of the Pastoral and Migration Department of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, led the Liturgy for Ukrainians in Pretoria. Concelebrating with him was secretary of the PMD Fr. Andriy Gakh. This is the first Divine service served by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic bishop in the territory of the Republic of South Africa. This is reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 27 March 2019, 09:46 | National religious question | 

    UGCC head on presidential elections: Let’s elect the one with whom we will walk further towards freedom

    The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav appealed to Ukrainians in a video address regarding the upcoming election of the President of Ukraine.

  • 26 March 2019, 09:56 | Church-state relations | 

    Poroshenko transfers to UGCC monastery complex in Ternopil

    President Petro Poroshenko handed over to the Ternopil-Zboriv Archeparchy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church a certificate for a complex of cells of the Monastery of the Dominican Fathers which was nationalized by the communist authorities.

  • 25 March 2019, 08:58 | National religious question | 

    March 30 declared National Day of Prayer and Fasting in the intention of the presidential elections in Ukraine

    On the initiative of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations and with the support of the President of Ukraine, March 30, 2019, was proclaimed Day of Prayer and Fasting in the intention of honest and peaceful presidential elections.

  • 22 March 2019, 14:05 | Religion and policy | 

    Never vote Against, Patriarch of UGCC about presidential elections

    Patriarch Svyatoslav (Shevchuk) of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church urges Ukrainians to take part in the presidential elections, and no matter what avoid casting their vote for populists.

  • 22 March 2019, 12:38 | Church-state relations | 

    President appealed to the Nationwide Council of Churches to call for the elections without violence

    "Ukraine entered the election period. Elections are a test for the state, for democracy, a test for unity of any society. And especially for a society that is in a state of war. There are Russian divisions at the border ready to invade," President Petro Poroshenko said in a meeting with members of the Nationwide Council of Churches and Religious Organizations.

  • 20 March 2019, 14:10 | Religious relations | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav met with representatives of Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine

    Patriarch Sviatoslav of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church met with the delegation of the RAMU in the patriarchal residence in Kyiv on March 19. This is reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 20 March 2019, 10:24 | UGCC | 

    UGCC publishes decree on convocation of Synod of Bishops in 2019

    On March 12, the Decree on the convening of the Holy Synod of Bishops in 2019 was issued in Kyiv, at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. This is reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.