UGCC

  • 12 November 2018, 15:26 | Faith and weapon | 

    A UGCC chaplain receives Presidential award

    A UGCC priest Mykhailo Dzyuba is the administrator of the church of the Holy Entrance to the Temple of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the village of Nyzhny Verbizh. From the beginning of the confrontation on the Independence Square (Maidan) and during the time of the Revolution of Dignity, the priest did not stand aside, reports the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 12 November 2018, 10:26 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    Head of UGCC presides over festivities on the occasion of 50th anniversary of Sts Volodymyr and Olga parish in Chicago

    On November 11, while on his pastoral visit to the United States, Patriarch Sviatoslav presided over the Chicago Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Greek Catholic parish of Sts Volodymyr and Olga, founded by Patriarch Iosyp Slipyij. It is reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 9 November 2018, 14:21 | Interchurch relations | 

    UGCC Bishop organizes ecumenical meeting between Orthodox and Catholics of UK

    On November 6, a meeting of members of the Ecumenical Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches of Great Britain took place at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in London. It was organized by the bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Diocese in London, His Eminence Hlib (Lonchyna).

  • 6 November 2018, 14:31 | UGCC | 

    UGCC Head to laity: Set millions Ukrainian hearts aflame, as you know what to do and how to do it

    Speaking at the Third Congress of the Laity of the UGCC, Patriarch Sviatoslav called the participants to lightening the hearts of millions of Ukrainians and invoked them to be active in all aspects of life of the callings of the faithful.

  • 3 November 2018, 18:09 | UGCC | 

    250 delegates participate in 3rd UGCC All-Ukrainian Congress of Laity

    On November 3-4, 2018, the Third All-Ukrainian Congress of Laity takes place in Kyiv at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ and the Exhibition Center on the Left Bank in Kyiv. About 250 participants from all the exarchates and dioceses of the Ukrainian Greeek-Catholic Church in Ukraine came to the Congress.

  • 3 November 2018, 13:08 | International relations | 

    Head of UGCC and German diplomat discuss the process of Orthodoxy unification and religious freedom in Ukraine

    On November 2, Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Svyatoslav, met with Sebastian Gromig, the Chair of the Department of Culture of the German Embassy in Ukraine. During the meeting, which was held at the request of the German side, the current religious situation in Ukraine was discussed.

  • 27 October 2018, 10:45 | UGCC | 

    UGCC Patriarch Sviatoslav’s book is presented in Vatican

    On October 25, His Beatitude Sviatoslav's Book Tell Me the Truth. Dialogues About Sense of Life was presented in the Vatican, in the church of St. Lawrence. The book featuring the dialogue of the Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church with a professor of the Pontifical Lateran University was published in Italian by the publishing house Cantagalli. The preface was written by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna.

  • 26 October 2018, 14:04 | Church-state relations | 

    Clergymen of all Churches pay tribute to Babyn Yar Righteous

    On October 25, the annual reception dedicated to the Righteous of Babyn Yar took place in the Kyiv city hall.

  • 18 October 2018, 17:00 | Vatican | 

    Head of UGCC explains at Pontifical Synod what youth expects of Church today

    Today, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav, spoke at the Pontifical Synod which is taking place this month in the Vatican. He told the fathers of the Synod about the pastoral experience of the UGCC in the context of the war.

  • 18 October 2018, 10:18 | Interchurch relations | 

    UGCC Head: New stage of Catholic-Orthodox dialogue: Not Moscow – Vatican, but Constantinople – Vatican

    The existing schemes of ecumenical dialogue since the Cold War, when the Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate was considered to be a privileged interlocutor, should be rethought after the Constantinople's UOC decision. Such an opinion was expressed by His Beatitude Sviatoslav in an interview with the Vatican’s media outlet CRUX.

  • 17 October 2018, 12:36 | Interchurch relations | 

    Gudziak: UGCC hopes that after unification of Orthodox into one local Church dialogue will become easier to manage

    For Greek Catholics, it is important that when the Ukrainian Orthodox unite there is hope that it will be easier to conduct a theological, spiritual, ecumenical dialogue with the One Church. Bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Borys (Gudziak), president of the Ukrainian Catholic University, said this in an interview with Radio Liberty speaking about the granting of the Tomos to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

  • 16 October 2018, 09:57 | Interchurch relations | 

    Secretary of the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC met with Melkite Greek Catholic Bishop of Tripoli

    The meeting was held in the framework of the first visit to Kyiv made by Bishop Edward George Daher, Archbishop of Tripoli and Northern Lebanon. Having arrived in the Ukrainian capital on the invitation of the parishioners of the Melkite Greek-Catholic Church living in Ukraine, Bishop Edward expressed a desire to become more closely acquainted with the history and contemporary life of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

  • 8 October 2018, 13:03 | Children young people and religion | 

    Youth who saw death at the frontline gets disappointed upon encounter with immature politicians, leaders or priests

    The Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav, met with Ukrainian youth on October 7 at the Cathedral of St. Sophia in Rome.

  • 2 October 2018, 13:22 | Religion and society | 

    President of the World Jewish Congress receives Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Award

    On September 27, in New York City, President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine, Vice-President of the World Jewish Congress, Boris Lozhkin, and Chairman of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, James C Temerty, conferred on President of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, the honorary medal of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky. This is reported by the JCU website.

  • 30 September 2018, 11:26 | Charity, social service | 

    Head of UGCC awarded Renovabis Foundation with a certificate on its 25th anniversary

    The Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Renovabis, a charitable fund of the Catholic Church in Germany helping people in Eastern and Central Europe, awarded Father. Dr. Christian Hartl, head of Renovabis, with a certificate. It is reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 28 September 2018, 10:48 | International relations | 

    UGCC bishop to Berlin, Germany congress participants: In Europe, war between Russia and Ukraine still ongoing

    Bishop Bohdan Dzyurah, the secretary of the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC, spoke at the 22nd International Renaissance Congress on the topic “Memorial and Awakening. Ways to reconciliation in Europe” held on September 26-28 in Berlin, Religion in Ukraine reports, citing the official website of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

  • 25 September 2018, 10:30 | International relations | 

    Head of UGCC thanked Mayor of Vilnus for supporting UGCC and Ukrainian community

    In the context of the completion of the visit of Pope Francis to Lithuania on September 24, Patriarch Sviatoslav met with the Mayor of Vilnius, Mr. Remigijus Šimašius.

  • 20 September 2018, 10:03 | Church-state relations | 

    Your book teaches to fear nothing, said Poroshenko during presentation of a book by Patriarch of UGCC

    Within the framework of a working visit to Lviv region, President Poroshenko visited the presentation of the book Dialogue Heals Wounds written by Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Svyatoslav (Shevchuk). This is reported by the Head of State’s website.

  • 14 September 2018, 13:02 | Conferences, seminars, researches | 

    UGCC Patriarch tells European bishops how solidarity rallied Ukrainians during the Revolution of Dignity

    The annual plenary assembly of the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe (CCEE) is held in the Polish city of Poznan from 13 to 16 September. This year, the central theme of the meeting is “Europe: role of solidarity in education of conscience and formation of society.”

  • 13 September 2018, 10:04 | UGCC | 

    Metropolitan Sheptytsky’s Order established by UGCC

    The participants of the Synod of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church decided to establish a church patriarchal award named Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky’s Order. According to the UGCC, this distinction will promote paying worthy tribute to the figure of Metropolitan Andrey and his cause.