RCC 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.

  • 17 November 2018, 22:51 | Vatican | 

    Nuncio: Europe's churches gather EUR 16 million for affected persons in Donbas

    The Pope for Ukraine Initiative was implemented in Europe to help victims of hostilities in the east of Ukraine on the initiative of Pope Francis.

  • 4 October 2018, 12:40 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    #ROSARYCHALLENGE: Catholics of Ukraine support Pope’s intensified prayer call

    Sister Edita Maria Ulman of the Missionary Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit from Khmelnytsky initiated #RosaryChallenge in response to the Pope's call to intensified prayer, the Catholic Media Center reports.

  • 2 October 2018, 12:25 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    Opinion of young Ukrainians will be taken into account at Pontifical Synod on Youths

    In 2017, the young Ukrainians of the Roman Catholic Church were asked to fill in the questionnaire which became the preparatory material for the Pontifical Synod of Bishops on Youths, Faith, and Vocational Discernment, scheduled for October 2018. The Catholic Media Center presented the results of this survey.

  • 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.