Vatican

  • 11 November 2019, 13:50 | Vatican | 

    Pope appoints auxiliary bishop for Mukachevo diocese of RCC

    On Monday, November 11, the Vatican officials announced that Pope Francis had appointed Fr Mykola Petro Luchko, Order of Preachers, Abbot of the Dominican community in Lviv, as auxiliary Bishop of Mukachevo Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine, granting him the titular court of Giru-Martselli.

  • 18 September 2019, 13:08 | Vatican | 

    Ukraine's ambassador to the Vatican tells the Pope about UCU

    On September 16, Pope Francis received at a personal audience the Ukrainian Ambassador to the Holy See, Senator of the UCU Tetiana Izhevska in connection with the completion of her diplomatic mission.

  • 17 September 2019, 09:57 | Interchurch relations | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav of UGCC meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Rome

    On September 16, Patriarch Sviatoslav of the UGCC met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Vatican. The meeting took place in the house of Santa Marta, where his Holiness Francis lives, the Secretariat of the Head of the UGCC in Rome reports.

  • 13 September 2019, 11:06 | Catholic world | 

    Eastern Catholic hierarchs of Europe meeting in Rome

    A meeting of Eastern Catholic hierarchs in Europe began at the Ukrainian Pontifical College of Saint Josaphat in Rome. For the next two days, the participants will be discussing the contemporary ecumenical mission of the Eastern Catholic Churches of Europe. On Saturday, September 14, Holy Father Francis is having an audience with the Eastern hierarchs.

  • 10 September 2019, 16:23 | Vatican | 

    UGCC ordains new bishop

    On Tuesday, September 10, the Vatican officials announced that Pope Francis had blessed the decision of the UGCC Synod to elect Fr Ivan Kulyk, rector of the parish of Sts Sergius and Bacchus in Rome, as the eparch of the UGCC in Kamyanets-Podilsky.

  • 9 September 2019, 10:41 | Conferences, seminars, researches | 

    UGCC presents Kyivan Christianity research series in Rome

    20 volumes of research papers out of the "Kyivan Christianity" series were presented as part of the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC, which is now being held in Rome.

  • 3 September 2019, 10:11 | UGCC | 

    Pope meets with UGCC bishops

    On September 2, the Holy Father Francis received the bishops of the Holy Synod of the UGCC at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. This Synod is being held this year in Rome under the title ''Communion and Unity in the Life and Testimony of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church".

  • 2 September 2019, 10:40 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    UGCC celebrates 50th anniversary of the consecration of St Sophia in Rome

    The clergy and pilgrims of UGCC from all over the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the consecration of St Sophia in Rome.

  • 1 September 2019, 13:30 | Vatican | 

    Change of leadership in London Diocese of UGCC

    On September 1, 2019, the Holy Father accepted the resignation of Bishop Hlib (Lonchyna) from the administration of the ruling bishop of the Diocese of London of the Holy Family of the UGCC and the Apostolic Visitator for Ukrainians of the Byzantine rite in Ireland. At the same time, according to Vatican Radio, the Pope appointed Fr Mykola Matviyivsky, the Chancellor of the diocese, to the office of the Apostolic administrator of the diocese.

  • 29 August 2019, 11:00 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ukrainian pilgrims meet with Pope Francis

    Ukrainian Greek Catholic pilgrims and sisters of the Congregation of the Servants of the Immaculate Virgin Mary took part in the general audience with the Holy Father. This is reported by the Information Department of the UGCC.

  • 6 August 2019, 13:27 | Vatican | 

    Pope Francis prays for “defenceless” US shooting victims

    The Pope expresses his spiritual closeness and prayers to all those affected by this week’s series of mass shootings in the US, Vatican Radio reports.

  • 23 July 2019, 12:05 | Vatican | 

    5,000 scouts from Europe, including Ukraine, set to arrive in Rome to meet Pope

    The international meeting of Catholic Scouts of Europe, which is called Euromoot, will be held from July 27 to August 3, 2019, and will offer an opportunity to scouts from more than 20 countries, including Ukraine, to meet, build friendly relations on common spiritual and cultural principles.

  • 11 July 2019, 13:32 | Vatican | 

    Pope creates Apostolic Exarchy for Ukrainians in Italy

    A new Exarchy has been erected to provide for the pastoral care of Ukrainian Greek-Catholics living in Italy, Vatican.news reports.

  • 10 July 2019, 22:58 | UGCC | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav: After meeting with Pope, three dreams of UGCC are closer to realization

    The Pope's visit to Ukraine, the granting of the Patriarchate to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the beatification of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky became closer to realization after a recent meeting with the Pope. This belief was expressed by the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav in an interview with the Italian media outlet ACI Stampa. The text of the interview was distributed by the Information Department of the UGCC.

  • 7 July 2019, 09:14 | Vatican | 

    Vatican releases communiqué following meeting of Pope Francis with UGCC leaders

    On July 5-6, 2019, His Holiness Pope Francis met with the Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Metropolitans, members of the Permanent Synod and heads of competent dicastries of the Roman Curia. As the communiqué notes, which was published by the Vatican press service, inviting the hierarchs of the UGCC to Rome, the Pope sought to express his closeness to the Greek Catholics.

  • 5 July 2019, 16:00 | Vatican | 

    Pope to Ukrainian Greek-Catholics: I hold you in my heart

    Pope Francis convenes a two-day meeting with the leaders of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, including the Major Archbishop, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the members of the Permanent Synod; and the Metropolitans; as well as the heads of discasteries with relevant competencies.

  • 5 July 2019, 14:34 | Vatican | 

    Ukrainian Greek-Catholic leaders meet with Pope at the Vatican

    A two-day meeting with leaders of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, convened by Pope Francis, begins Friday at the Vatican. Present for the encounter are the Greek Catholic Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halych, Sviatoslav Shevchuk; the members of the Permanent Synod and the Metropolitans of the Church; and the heads of various discasteries of the Roman Curia,Vatican News reports.

  • 5 July 2019, 09:13 | UGCC | 

    The meeting of the UGCC hierarchs with the Pope begins today in the Vatican

    The Pope has invited the Metropolitans of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Permanent Synod to a meeting that will take place in Rome on July 5 and 6, 2019. His Beatitude Sviatoslav shares his expectations of the upcoming meeting.

  • 4 July 2019, 22:04 | Vatican | 

    Pope gave Putin the medal with a quote: “Nothing is lost with peace. Everything can be so with war”

    Pope Francis on Thursday received Vladimir Putin in an audience at the Vatican. It's the Russian president's sixth visit to the Vatican, and his third audience with Pope Francis.

  • 4 July 2019, 19:24 | Vatican | 

    The Vatican briefs on discussion of Ukrainian issue at the meeting of Putin with the Pope

    Vatican Radio reported on the meeting of Pope Francis with Putin. The issues discussed during the hour-long communication embraced the situation in Ukraine, however, no specific details were received from the Vatican's sources.