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25 April 2017, 10:41 | Charity, social service
On April 24, 2017, a psychological rehabilitation center PROMYR intended for people with trauma of war was opened in Slovyansk. The event gathered many guests not only from Donetsk region. Attending the opening were MPs of Ukraine Hanna Hopko, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children's Rights, Chairman of the Initiatives “Pope for Ukraine” Bishop Jan Sobilo.
12 April 2017, 10:49 | Religious holidays and traditions
On the eve of the Resurrection, the leaders of Ukrainian churches appealed to the faithful and clergy with messages dedicated to this feast of light.
10 April 2017, 10:36 | RCC in Ukraine
The Pope's words for Ukraine are his Initiative “Pope for Ukraine” - this said Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti on April 8 during a press conference in Vinnytsia. According to the diplomat, now it is time not for just words, but for action.
Jesuit priest Oleksiy Bredelyev said that their service had been operating in Ukraine since 2008. Nine years ago, they bought a small house on Antonovych street, where a shelter for refugees was arranged. His first visitors were fugitives from Chechnya, Afghanistan, Iraq. Ukraine is seen as a transit country and is not always found themselves on their own. And after Russia had occupied Crimea and invaded the east of Ukraine, fugitives from these regions joined the number of the shelter’s inhabitants.
16 March 2017, 10:12 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine
13 March 2017, 14:22 | Religion and society
According to the press secretary of the Initiative “Pope for Ukraine” Olena Kulygina, humanitarian aid had reached almost all the towns along the demarcation line in Donbas. The total number of persons covered by the assistance is nearly 200 thousand people.
9 March 2017, 10:37 | Church and ecology
Bishop Milan (Shashik) of the Diocese of Mukachevo, UGCC, and Bishop Antal Maynek of the diocese of Mukachevo, RCC in Ukraine, appealed to the faithful asking them not to pluck primroses and not buy them from poachers. According to them, tearing the flowers, the people thus are causing irreparable environmental damage.
Ukrainian military chaplains of different denminations and religions have joined the world campaign “22 Push-ups challenge” in support of Ukrainian military – Fr Lubomyr Yavorsky, Deputy Head of the Department of the Patriarchal Curia of the UGCC of the Pastoral care for Armed Forces of Ukraine, said on his Facebook page.
8 February 2017, 15:11 | Religion and culture |
7 February 2017, 09:16 | Catholic world |
On February 8, for the first time in Ukraine on the occasion of Saint Marun’s day, Father of the Maronite Church, “Lebanese cultural and information center”jointly with a Lebanese Maronite family in Ukraine are to organize a solemn festive evening, according to ‘Day’ newspaper.
1 February 2017, 16:10 | Faith and weapon |
On February 1, the hierarchs of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine extended their condolences to the victims among the Ukrainian military and urged the faithful of the Catholic Church to pray for their country.
29 January 2017, 15:44 | RCC in Ukraine |
Today, on January 29, 2017, it was reported that Bishop Emeritus of the RCC Diocese of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia Stanisław Padewski died in Poland. The last years he lived in the convent of Capuchin brothers in Sędziszów Małopolski, Credo reports.
13 January 2017, 10:35 | Religion and society |
Auxiliary Bishop of the RCC Diocese of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia Jan Sobilo shared some observations about the life or rather survival of people in the occupied territories of Donbass
Yesterday, on December 25, the parishioners of the church in Chernihiv, named after the Descent of the Holy Spirit, celebrated one of the main Christian holidays – the Nativity of Christ.
25 December 2016, 12:29 | Religious holidays and traditions |
According to Bible tradition, on Christmas day the Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ. The Son of God was born in a manger in Bethlehem. The angels announced to the shepherds the news of the birth of the Son of God.
The building, erected in 1897, was the church of St. Anthony until 50's of the last century. Then the Soviets destroyed a part of it, including the Baroque spiers, opened there a cinema theatre, and in the 80's – an organ hall. Since Philharmonic is the municipal institution of the Regional Council, the Roman Catholics reached out to the council members to regain possession of the church.
18 December 2016, 11:13 | RCC in Ukraine |
In spring 2016, the Apostolic Nuncio visited the community of Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk on the feast of Easter.
26 November 2016, 14:20 | National religious question |
On November 25, Greek Catholic and Roman Catholic bishops of Ukraine issued an appeal on the occasion of the Holodomor Remembrance Day, in which expressed solidarity and prayerful closeness on these days of nation-wide remembrance and mourning for the victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine.