Where there’s the Pope, there is the true Church, - Patriarch of the UGCC commented on the pledge of unity of the Church of Christ

12 July 2018, 10:36 | UGCC | 3 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

The Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church has maintained and preserved through hundreds of years the conviction that the guaranty of the unity of the Church of Christ is the successor to St. Peter the Apostle. And this faith is part of the identity of the Church of Kyiv.

Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) was reported as saying this in Zhovkva, Lviv region, during the ceremony of episcopal nomination of Bishop Peter (Loza) on July 11, 2018, reports the Department of Information of the UGCC.

“The belief in the fact that the successor of the Apostle Peter is the core, the pledge of the unity of the Church of Christ, belongs to the identity of the Church of Kyiv. Perhaps other Churches that emerged after the Church schisms do not have that Church memory. But we have!” said the Patriarch.

According to the Primate, the unity of the UGCC with the Holy Father is not based on political gain or geopolitical international situation. This is part of the faith of the Church of Prince Vladimir, a faith that we have managed to preserve and testify to it with the blood of our martyrs.

“Here, in Zhovkva, the people in our Galician lands have asked where the true Church is. I remember how we, our children, our grandparents, grandparents, mothers were taught such a short confession of faith. My grandmother said, “Where there is the Pope, there is the true Church.” Last week I personally put into the hands of Pope Francis this brief testimony of faith during a personal meeting. I said to him, “Holy Father, I was taught from a young age that where the Pope is there is the true Church of Christ.” Pope Francis hugged me and asked me to thank our people, our nation, our grandparents for the testimony of the unity of the Church of Christ.”

“We, as members of the UGCC, do not belong to other patriarchates. We are in communion with the successor to the Apostle Peter, as in the first millennium, the Patriarchs of Constantinople, Jerusalem, Antioch, and Alexandria were in communion with him. We are not members of the Latin Patriarchate, as some people say, we are building ours as a local Church of our own right,” explained the Primate.

In conclusion, the Head of the UGCC noted that no patriarch, no earthly ruler of some kind is a servant of the unity of the Church of Christ.

"The core, servant, rock, visible sign of unity in the Church of Christ, according to the will of our Savior, is His Holiness the Pope of Rome,” said His Beatitude Sviatoslav.

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  • В. Ясеневий | 14 July 2018, 12:38
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    І чи обов'язково є Христос там, де є Папа? До 1054 року без найменшого сумніву Ісус був "біля Папи". А після??? Не знаю. Правда в наш час картина повністю змінилася. Проф.Осіпов О.І. стверджує про Папу-масона і навіть, Господи прости, Папу-сатаніста. Чомусь апологети Кат.Церкви не спростовують ці твердження. То тоді вони правдиві? Важливіше аби Христос був там де правдиві пастирі і віряни.

  • Fr. Valerii | 14 July 2018, 11:49
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    Папа не може бути неправдивим. Є три опції: 1) Папа, 2) Антипапа, 3) Седе Ваканте.

  • В. Ясеневий | 14 July 2018, 07:02
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    А якщо ПАПА неправдивий ?

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  • В. Ясеневий | 18 July 2018, 15:34

    Зупинити не можна! Та якби її найскоріше втілити!!!

  • В. Ясеневий | 18 July 2018, 14:58

    Державницька - цезаропапізм. А державотворча, це тільки Блаженійший знає, що це таке. Відгадую: це Церква, яка творить державу. А коли і яку державу творила УГКЦ? І якою тоді є УПЦ КП і УАПЦ??? А

  • Aquinatus | 18 July 2018, 11:46

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  • В. Ясеневий | 17 July 2018, 19:12

    Божа Мудрість завжди всепереможна. Та тільки б наша нещасна, так звана мудрість, була правдивою. не в очах єпископів,архієпископів, митрополитів і Патріяярхів, а в очах СПАСИТЕЛЯ. ... Божа сила і

  • В. Ясеневий | 16 July 2018, 20:36

    Державницька і державотворча Церква. Ці тези Глави УГКЦ викликають дуже серйозні роздуми. З історії минулих часів, хто може стверджувати , що якась конкретна сила НАМАГАЛАСЯ БУДУВАТИ НЕЗАЛЕЖНУ

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