UGCC

  • 25 November 2018, 15:42 | International relations | 

    Head of UGCC and Argentinean officials discussed Holodomor and socio-political situation in Ukraine

    On November 24, 2018, Patriarch Sviatoslav met with representatives of the Government of Argentina, the Embassy in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Diaspora from Argentina in the Patriarchal Residence of the Patriarchal Center of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Kyiv.

  • 23 November 2018, 16:27 | National religious question | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav: Greek Catholics were the first to respond to Holodomor in Ukraine

    During his speech in parliament on November 23, commemorating the Holodomor of 1932-33, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church Svyatoslav (Shevchuk) reminded that the Greek Catholics were the first to respond to this tragedy.

  • 23 November 2018, 09:14 | UGCC | 

    UGCC Primate meets with CYM representatives from 12 countries

    On November 21, 2018, the Primate of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav met with the World Executive Board of the Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM) in the village of Knyazhychi located near Kyiv and spoke with CYM representatives from 12 countries, the Department of Information of the UGCC reports.

  • 21 November 2018, 13:14 | Miracles | view photo | view video | 

    Naples miracle: St Januarius' blood melts in Patriarch Sviatoslav’s hands

    On Sunday, November 18, the Ukrainian community in Italy marked the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor. On this occasion, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, Archbishop of Naples, displayed for veneration the most important relic of his eparchy - a vial with the blood of a saint, Martyr Januarius. At the final moment of laying the relics into the repository, the blood clot of Saint Januarius dissolved in the hands of Patriarch Sviatoslav, according to the Department of Information of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

  • 20 November 2018, 13:00 | UGCC | 

    Head of UGCC tells Archbishop of Naples about the war in Ukraine

    As part of the visit to the Archdiocese of Naples, Patriarch Sviatoslav met with Cardinal Crescenzio Sapa, Archbishop of Naples. The meeting took place on November 17, on the eve of the commemorative events for the victims of the Holodomor, a genocide of the Ukrainian people.

  • 19 November 2018, 20:17 | Announcements | 

    Italian translation of the book "Josyph Slipyi. Memoirs" will be presented in Rome

    On Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 16:30, a presentation of the Italian translation of the book "Josyph Slipyi. Memoirs" - Josyf Slipyj, Memorie - A cura di Iwan Dacko, Alberto Di Chio, Luciana Mirri - Roma - Leopoli 2018 will take place at the “Centro Il Messaggio dell'Icona” (Borgo Pio 141 - 00193 Rome, Italy).

  • 19 November 2018, 16:52 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    Lack of knowledge of history of Ukrainian Holodomor should be recuperated - President of the Episcopal Conference of Italy

    The Ukrainian community in Italy marked the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor. His Beatitude Sviatoslav, the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, presided over the commemorative events in the Cathedral of Naples.

  • 19 November 2018, 12:35 | UGCC | 

    Cardinal Turkson conveys Pope’s blessings to Ukrainian people in UGCC's main Cathedral

    Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, who came to Ukraine on the occasion of completion of the Pope for Ukraine Initiative celebrated the prayer service in the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Kyiv, together with the clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

  • 15 November 2018, 10:03 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    UGCC Head to lead in Italy commemorative events for Holodomor victims

    On Sunday, November 18, the Ukrainian community in Italy will mark the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor. His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, will lead the memorial service at the Cathedral of Naples in southern Italy.

  • 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.