RCC in Ukraine

  • 18 March 2020, 11:54 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    RCC in Ukraine cancels public Mass

    The bishops of the Roman Catholic Church of Ukraine issued the "Guidelines for pastors during coronavirus epidemic". They say in particular that the mass should be attended by no more than 10 people.

  • 26 February 2020, 15:00 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    Inauguration of the new RCC bishop Stanislav Shyrokorodyuk took place in Odessa

    On February 25, 2020, the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Odessa of the Diocese Odessa-Simferopol held a service of gratitude for the long-term work of Ordinary Bishop Bronislaw Bernacki and the inaugural service of the new Bishop Stanislav Shyrokorodyuk. This was reported by Oleksandr Chernega from Odessa.

  • 18 February 2020, 17:37 | Vatican | 

    Pope Francis accepts the abdication of RCC Bishop Bronislaw Bernacki

    On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Vatican officials reported that Pope Francis had accepted the abdication of Bishop Bronislaw Bernacki of the government of the Ordinary Bishop of the Diocese of Odessa-Simferopol of the RCC in Ukraine. His successor appointed Bishop Stanislav Shyrokoradiuk, the former Coadjutor of the mentioned diocese.

  • 14 February 2020, 17:12 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    A New Head of the RCC Kharkiv-Zaporizhzhia Diocese consecrated

    On February 14, 2020, the episcopal consecration and enthronement of Pavlo Honcharuk took place, following his appointment by Pope Francis on January 6 as the ordinarian bishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhzhia diocese.

  • 13 January 2020, 09:55 | Catholic world | 

    Ukraine is the absolute leader in the number of the youngest Catholic bishops

    Among the youngest bishops of the Catholic Church, Ukrainians confidently take the leading positions.

  • 6 January 2020, 13:38 | Vatican | 

    Military chaplain to become a bishop of RCC in Ukraine

    On Monday, January 6, 2020, the Vatican officials reported that Pope Francis had appointed Fr Pavlo Honcharuk from among the clergy of the Diocese of Kamianets-Podilsky, the former economist of this Diocese and Director of the Diocesan Department of Caritas-Spes, to the office of Bishop of the Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine.

  • 26 December 2019, 10:21 | Religion and society | 

    Bishop Ian Purvinsky was awarded a title of the “Honorary Citizen of Zhytomyr”

  • 15 November 2019, 11:32 | Social questioning | view photo | 

    In Ukraine, “Just Orthodox” and Greek Catholics prevail, - survey results

    According to the results of a sociological study for 2019 conducted by the Razumkov Center, the percentage of those who call themselves "Just Orthodox" is growing among Orthodox Ukrainians.

  • 10 November 2019, 11:39 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    Bishop of RCC in Ukraine ordained in Kyiv

    On November 9, the episcopal ordination of Oleksandr Yazlovetsky, who was consecrated on September 18, took place in Kyiv. The Holy Father Francis has appointed him as auxiliary Bishop-assistant of the Diocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr.

  • 15 October 2019, 15:28 | UGCC | 

    Chaplains of the Knights of Columbus get together for the first time at the All-Ukrainian Congress

    The first Congress of Chaplains of Knights of Columbus in Ukraine was held on October 9-10 in Bryukhovychi (Lviv). More than fifty priests of the Greek Catholic and Roman Catholic Churches attended the meeting.

  • 23 September 2019, 12:00 | RCC in Ukraine | view video | 

    All-Ukrainian Congress of Families in Vinnytsia becomes a central event of the Year of Holiness of Marriage and Family

    The Congress of Families, which lasted September 20 through 22 in Shargorod and Vinnytsia, became the central event of the Year of Holiness of Marriage and Family. It was attended by Catholics from all over Ukraine. The Congress began with a solemn Eucharistic procession. The faithful from different parts of Ukraine led by their pastors were walking along the main street of Vinnytsia.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 13 March 2019, 09:44 | Temples, church property | 

    Catholic church in Odessa becomes third Catholic church in Ukraine to get basilica status

    The Church of the Holy Apostle Peter in Odessa on Havana Street 5 became the third Catholic church in Ukraine enjoying the status of Basilica. The status of the small basilica was assigned to the Roman Catholic Church by the Pope.

  • 11 March 2019, 13:33 | AUCCRO, inter-confessional councils | 

    AUCCRO to be led by RCC Bishop Kryvytskyi

    During the on-site meeting in Jerusalem March 7, the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations elected Vitaliy Kryvytskyi, the Ordinary of the Kyiv-Zhytomyr Diocese. The predecessor of Bishop Vitaliy in this post was the Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine Yaakov Dov Bleich, CREDO reports. It was on his initiative that the official delegation of the AUCCRO visited the state of Israel for the second time.

  • 18 February 2019, 15:34 | International relations | 

    Apostolic Nuncio on return visit to occupied Donetsk

    On Saturday, February 16, 2019, the Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, visited the occupied city of Donetsk.

  • 18 December 2018, 13:10 | Interchurch relations | 

    Roman Catholic bishops of Ukraine greet Metropolitan Epifaniy

    Head of the Conference of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Ukraine Bronislav Bernatsky congratulated Metropolitan Epifaniy on the successful completion of the Council and his election as the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 2 December 2018, 10:54 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    Bishop Bronislav becomes new Chairman of the Conference of Roman-Catholic Bishops in Ukraine

    During the 51st meeting of the Conference of the Roman Catholic Bishops in Ukraine, which was taking place in Bryukhovychi, Lviv region, from November 30 to December 1, a new chairman of the Conference was elected.

  • 27 November 2018, 17:01 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    Catholic bishops of Ukraine gather for three-day recollections

    The annual retreat of the Catholic bishops of the Roman Catholic Church and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church began on November 27 at the Lviv Seminary of St. Joseph in Bryukhovichi. This year's meeting will last from 27 to 29 November.