RCC in Ukraine

  • 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.

  • 26 June 2018, 15:26 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    RCC bishops in Ukraine denounce attacks against Roma people

    On June 25, 2018, the conference of the Roman Catholic bishops in Ukraine issued a statement condemning the attacks on Roma camps, Rkc.lviv.ua reports.

  • 3 June 2018, 10:23 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ten thousands believers participate in a march for family values and rights of children

    The All-Ukrainian March for the Rights of Children and Families was held on Saturday, June 2, from Sofia Square through Independence Square and to the Verkhovna Rada. This is already the third such event, organized on the initiative of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, the Institute of Religious Freedom report.

  • 3 April 2018, 09:41 | Announcements | 

    Spiritual guidance of youth: first community forum of UGCC and RCC

    On June 8-10, the Center of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky in Lviv will host the "Forum of Youth Leaders and Pastors", according to DyvenSvit.

  • 2 April 2018, 11:16 | Land and property problems | 

    Roman Catholics in Sevastopol conduct festive Paschal service in front of closed church

    On Easter Sunday, April 1, the Roman Catholic community of Sevastopol prayed on the street in front of the church's closed door. The worship was held by a priest of the UGCC, who read out the greetings from the Metropolitan Lazar of Simferopol and the Crimean (Moscow Patriarchate) and Fr Serhiy Haliuta, dean of Sevastopol deanery, reports Krym.Realii.

  • 28 March 2018, 09:44 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    RCC Hierarchs call the faithful to sign petitions against homosexuality prpaganda

    The hierarchs also called on the faithful to come to the All-Ukrainian March to Protect Family Values, which will be held on June 2 in Kyiv. It has been reported by KMC

  • 22 March 2018, 11:42 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    Polish priest banned to enter Ukraine

    Polish priest of the Roman Catholic Church, Wieslaw Peski , who had been serving in Ukraine for almost 20 years, was banned entry into our state. This has been reported by the sources of “Religiyna Pravda” in the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. The reason for the entry ban was his regular anti-Ukrainian speeches.

  • 18 January 2018, 21:39 | RCC in Ukraine

    Bishop Stanislav Shyrokoradiuk: ACN supports beleaguered Christian communities in Ukraine

  • 11 January 2018, 14:15 | Children young people and religion | 

    Regional Taize meeting to be held in Lviv

    The prior of the world-famous Ecumenical Community of Taizé, brother Alois, during the European Youth Summit held in Basel (Switzerland), announced that the regional meeting of Taizé will be held in Lviv. It will take place from April 28 to May 1, reports credo.pro.

  • 3 January 2018, 10:51 | Religious holidays and traditions | view photo | view video | 

    Heads of Christian Churches greet Ukrainians on the Feast of the Nativity of Christ

  • 22 December 2017, 11:32 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine visited the faithful in Donetsk

    The Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine archbishop Claudio Gugerotti visited Catholic faithful in Donetsk. Since April 2014, the city has been controlled by pro-Russian separatists from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.

  • 22 December 2017, 10:48 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukrainian TV-channels will broadcast Christmas Masses from the Vatican and Kyiv

    Ukrainian TV channels UA: Pershyy (public television), 5th channel and EWTN, in co-operation with the Catholic Media Center, will broadcast Live Christmas services with the Pope Francis. And services to be held in the Ukrainian capital.

  • 30 November 2017, 10:18 | Interchurch relations | 

    Hierarchs of the UGCC and the RCC hold joint recollections in Briukhovychi (Lviv)

    From November 27 to 30, the retreat center of the Lviv Archdiocese of the UGCC in Bryukhovychi continues joint retreats for Greek Catholic and Roman Catholic bishops. Spiritual instruction is provided by Father Germano Marani, TI, professor of the Eastern Papal Institute.

  • 13 November 2017, 11:56 | Charity, social service | 

    Roman Catholics open a shelter for homeless in Lviv

    On Sunday, November 12, a shelter for homeless located on Mazepa street in Lviv was blessed. The liturgy was led by Archbishop of the RCC in Ukraine Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, reports Zaxid.net.

  • 31 October 2017, 12:34 | National religious question | view photo | 

    Roman Catholics place a memorial sign to Stalin’s repression victims

    “This monument is an example of the fact that we must nurture and sow the civilization of love. Avoid sowing hatred. We see an example of hatred - so many people shot and sent to the concentration camps,” says Bishop Leon.

  • 23 October 2017, 13:33 | Apostolic Nunciatura | 

    Apostolic Nuncio briefs the Pope on the political, ecclesial and ecumenical situation in Ukraine

    The Apostolic Nuncio presented a gift to the Holy Father – a glass candle holder in the form of a rose, which the Catholics from Donbas wanted to offer to the Pope as a sign of loyalty and gratitude on the occasion of the last visit of Nuncio in the region.

  • 20 October 2017, 12:57 | Charity, social service | 

    Roman Catholics to open shelter for single mothers near Kharkiv

    On October 21, a new shelter titled “Single Mother” will be opened in the urban settlement of Korotych near Kharkiv. This is a joint project implemented by the Diocese of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhya of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine, the Catholic nuns – Missionaries of Charity (Orionists), who have been working in the streets with children and single mothers in crisis situations for over 20 years in Kharkiv Region, the diocesan press service reported.

  • 11 October 2017, 15:40 | International relations | 

    St John Paul II elected the holy patron of Polish-Ukrainian reconciliation

    On October 11, 2017, during the prayer service to St. Josaphat at the grave of St. John Paul II in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, Rome, celebrations began on the occasion of the presentation of the reconciliation awards, the Polish-Ukrainian Capitula of 2017.

  • 21 September 2017, 09:58 | Church-state relations | view photo | 

    Non-profit status of religious organizations discussed in Kyiv

    On Wednesday, September 20, a roundtable discussion was held dedicated to "Peculiarities of the legal status of religious organizations in the legal framework of Ukraine: non-profit statu"”. The event was organized by the Department of Foreign Relations of the Patriarchal Curia of the UGCC in Ukraine.

  • 7 August 2017, 13:45 | Religion and society | view photo | 

    Odesa hierarchs to take measures not to allow gay-pride

    Leaders and representatives of Odessa Christian churches appealed to the mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov asking not to allow the festival of queer culture “Odessa Pride 2017”, scheduled for August 8-13.