RCC in Ukraine

  • 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.

  • 7 August 2017, 12:15 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo | 

    During the pilgrimage of Melitopol-Zaporizhzhia the pilgrims covered 200 km

  • 4 August 2017, 10:35 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    Archbishop Mokrzycki to receive in Poland a silver medal "Labor Omnia Vincit"

    The medal "Labor Omnia Vincit" was presented to Archbishop of Lviv by the representatives of Hipolit Cegielski Foundation.

  • 26 July 2017, 14:40 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    With Technical Committee of Pope for Ukraine Initiative finishing its work, the Initiative moves to the next stage

    Appointed as Secretariat Coordinator is His Grace Bishop Edward Kawa,OFM Conv., Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Lviv of the Latins. His Grace Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski of New-Westminster Eparchy (Canada) of Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, will become the counselor.

  • 18 July 2017, 10:31 | Vatican | 

    Cardinal Sandri shared about his visit to Ukraine

    Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, wraps up a week-long visit to Ukraine on Monday.

  • 13 July 2017, 09:55 | Religion and society | 

    Cardinal Leonardo Sandri met with the IDPs from Donbas in Kharkiv

    On July 12, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Papal Nuncio Claudio Gugerotti and Patriarch of the UGCC, Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) arrived in Kharkiv. At the airport, they met the Exarch of Kharkiv of the UGCC Basil (Tuchapets), Bishop Jan (Sobilo) of the RCC and the clergy of the exarchate. This is reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 6 July 2017, 14:40 | History, archaeology | view photo | 

    Remains of ancient temple or Necropolis found on Podillia

    A sensational discovery was made during the construction of a museum of regional studied in Horodok (Khmelnytsky region). Digging a trench, the builders found a curb tile, in which they found the inscription in Latin. As journalist-ethnographer Dmytro Polukhovych told RISU, experts assume that this is a block of a destroyed church or an old necropolis.

  • 25 June 2017, 08:54 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    Roman Catholic Bishop ordained in Kyiv

    Episcopal ordination was held at the Cathedral of St. Alexander in Kyiv for the first time since its construction.

  • 21 June 2017, 13:50 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    A new page in the history of the Catholic Church in Ukraine, - Patriarch of the UGCC comments ordination of Edward Kava

    The Patriarch of the UGCC took part in the episcopal ordination of the bishop-nominee of the RCC in Ukraine Edward Kava, which place today, June 21, at the Latin Metropolitan Basilica in Lviv. The First Hierarch noted the importance of today's event and called it the opening of a new page of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine.

  • 21 June 2017, 12:00 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    The world’s youngest Catholic Bishop ordained in Lviv (UPDATED)

    On June 21, In the Latin Metropolitan Basilica in Lviv, the nomineebishop Edward Kava was ordained as a bishop, on May 13 he was appointed by Pope Francis as Assistant Bishop of the Lviv Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine.

  • 14 June 2017, 10:20 | Religion and policy

    RCC bishop advises not to prophesy why the Ukrainian nation suffers

    In a conversation on Radio Maria about some current events that occurred last week Bishop of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine Stanislav Shyrokoradiuk touched on the recent statement of the head of Roman Catholic Bishops in Ukraine, Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, who linked the “sin of Ukrainian nation” (before the Poles) with the war in Donbas, which caused reaction, Religion in Ukraine reports.

  • 30 May 2017, 11:25 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage

    VIII Pilgrimage to the Blessed Martha Wiecka

    The two-year pilgrimage of the relics of the blessed Martha was devoted to celebration of the 400thanniversary of Vincentian Charism, which started in 1617 when the heart of St. Vincent de Paul started burning with the flame of love to neighbors, when he became a “mystic of charity”, a father of the poor, a father of the poorest of the world.

  • 29 May 2017, 16:24 | Religion and policy | view photo

    Metropolitan Mokrzycki gave the interview to Polish media which outraged many Ukrainians

  • 13 May 2017, 15:46 | Vatican

    Pope appoints Auxiliary Bishop for Lviv Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church

    On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis appointed a Franciscan, Father Edward Kava as Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine, giving him the titular see in Kelibia.