Vatican

  • 10 January 2020, 10:42 | Vatican | 

    Pope Francis praised efforts to resolve the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine

    In his annual address to members of the diplomatic corps at the beginning of the new year, Pope Francis says the heightening of tensions between Iran and the United States “risks… compromising the gradual process of rebuilding in Iraq, as well as setting the groundwork for a vaster conflict”.

  • 9 January 2020, 11:23 | Religion and society | 

    Pope sends condolences following Iran air crash

    The Pope expresses sadness and condolences after a passenger plane crashes in Iran with 176 people on board.

  • 6 January 2020, 13:38 | Vatican | 

    Military chaplain to become a bishop of RCC in Ukraine

    On Monday, January 6, 2020, the Vatican officials reported that Pope Francis had appointed Fr Pavlo Honcharuk from among the clergy of the Diocese of Kamianets-Podilsky, the former economist of this Diocese and Director of the Diocesan Department of Caritas-Spes, to the office of Bishop of the Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine.

  • 26 December 2019, 12:46 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Church archpastors congratulate christians on Nativity

    In the Christmas Message "Urbi et Orbi", Pope Francis draws attention to the children who are now suffering from wars and conflicts around the world. He wished that little Infant of Bethlehem became the light and hope of the American continent, the light of the Holy Land, consolation for the Syrian people for Iraq, imbued with social tensions and Yemen experienced a serious humanitarian crisis.

  • 26 December 2019, 08:27 | Vatican | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav names three conditions for The Pope’s visit to Ukraine

    There are three conditions for the visit of Pope Francis to Ukraine, said the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Svyatoslav (Shevchuk) said in an interview with Radio Liberty.

  • 25 December 2019, 13:32 | Vatican | 

    The conflict-torn nation of Ukraine was also in Pope Francis’s annual Christmas Day “Urbi et Orbi” Message

    The theme of Pope Francis’ annual Christmas Day “Urbi et Orbi” Message is “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light”. Addressing the faithful gathered in the Square on Christmas Day Pope Francis pronounced his annual “Urbi et Orbi” Message.

  • 20 December 2019, 12:26 | Religion and society | 

    One of the central streets in Zaporizhia to be named after Pope John Paul II

  • 14 December 2019, 16:26 | Vatican | 

    Head of UGCC congratulates Pope Francis on the anniversary of priesthood

    On December 13, 1969, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 33 years old, was ordained a priest. He celebrates the 50th anniversary of his priestly ministry as an Ecumenical hierarch, and his main message to the world is God's mercy to man.

  • 12 December 2019, 13:01 | Greece-catholic eparche of Mukachevo | 

    Pope greets pilgrims from the Ukrainian Eparchy of Mukachevo

    Before the General Audience on Wednesday morning Pope Francis greets a group of Ukrainian pilgrims from the Byzantine Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Mukachevo, marking 30 years from the end of Soviet oppression, Vatican news report.

  • 9 December 2019, 09:53 | Vatican | 

    Pope at Angelus: Peace is needed in Ukraine

    Pope Francis calls for prayers for the “Normandy Format” meeting, which begins Monday in Paris, Vatican News report.

  • 6 December 2019, 10:21 | International relations | 

    Ukraine and Vatican discuss humanitarian aid and the release of the Ukrainians captives held by Russia

    As part of the participation of the Ukrainian delegation in the 26th meeting of the OSCE Council of foreign Ministers, Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadym Prystayko met with Secretary for interstate relations of the Holy See Paul Richard Gallagher.

  • 30 November 2019, 16:00 | Interchurch relations | 

    Pope sends greetings to Patriarch Bartholomew on feast of St Andrew

    Pope Francis sends a letter to Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople on Saturday, and expresses his hopes for the re-establishment of full communion between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches.

  • 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.