Catholics

  • 9 September 2019, 09:38 | Temples, church property | 

    A Greek Catholic сhurch was recognized as the best at the International Building Competition

    The project of the Greek Catholic сhurch of Saints Volodymyr and Olha in Khodoriv, Lviv Region, won the European Construction Award.

  • 8 September 2019, 15:00 | UGCC | view photo

    Patriarch Josyf Slipyj remembered in Zazdrist on the 35th anniversary of the repose

    On September 7, the family estate of Patriarch Josyf Slipyj in Zazdrist, Ternopil region, hosted a solemn commemoration called The Way to Immortality. 35 years ago, on September 7, 1984, in Rome, the Servant of God, Josyf Slipyj, the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, passed to eternity.

  • 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.

  • 28 August 2019, 09:52 | International relations | 

    Patriarch of UGCC proposes to proclaim St John Paul II the patron saint of Polish-Ukrainian reconciliation

    On August 26-27, 2019, the head of the UGCC, Patriarch Svyatoslav, was on a visit to Poland at the invitation of the episcopate of this country. On August 26 the head of the UGCC led the evening prayers in front of the miraculous icon of the Holy Virgin, during the so-called Apel Jasnogórski.

  • 27 August 2019, 13:36 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    Six Catholic bishops celebrate A Call to Prayer pilgrimage in Centralia

    Hundreds of pilgrims traveled near and far to Centralia on Sunday to a small church on the side of a mountain for prayer, for hope, for faith and for God, Republican Herald reports.

  • 22 August 2019, 08:57 | National religious question | 

    UGCC Patriarch, OCU Primate and Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine opened in Sambir Memorial of WWII Victims

    In Sambir, Lviv region on August 21, the ceremony of unveiling of the 'Remember' memorial complex that commemorates the victims of the Second World War in Ukraine was held. A memorial cross for the OUN–UPA soldiers victims of Nazism was blessed at a former Jewish cemetery.

  • 16 August 2019, 11:28 | UGCC | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav has indicated the bounds, which the UGCC does not overstep in political processes

    We feel obliged today to be active at the level of civil society in order to embody certain principles and values. The Church must educate the laity, who will be active in politics later.

  • 15 August 2019, 11:37 | Faith and weapon | 

    Appeasement of the aggressor fuels his appetite, - Patriarch of the UGCC Sviatoslav

    Peace must be just and real, not an imitation. Patriarch Sviatoslav, the Head of the UGCC, has told about it in his interview to Tsenzor.net, the Ukrainian media. The opinion of First Hierarch is particularly relevant today, when, despite the fact that a ceasefire was declared on July 21, the enemy in the East attacks Ukrainian positions again, using prohibited weapons, Ukrainian soldiers die again.

  • 7 August 2019, 15:53 | UGCC | 

    UGCC Bishop becomes honorary member of Ukrainian Youth Association - CYM in Australia

    The ruling Bishop of the Diocese of Melbourne of Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), Petro (Stasyuk) became an honorary member of the Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM) in Australia. This is stated on the website of CYM.

  • 7 August 2019, 11:04 | UGCC | 

    Metropolitan Borys Gudziak of UGCC becomes member of Congregation for Oriental Churches

    On August 6, 2019, the Apostolic See announced that the Holy Father Pope Francis appointed new members of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, including the Archbishop and Metropolitan of Philadelphia, His Eminence Borys Gudziak. It is reported by the information Department of the Ukrainian Greek Cathoolic Church.

  • 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.

  • 2 August 2019, 10:08 | Religion and society | 

    UGCC set up Commission on Pastoral Care for Sobriety under Major Archdiocese of Kyiv-Halych

    Patriarch Sviatoslav of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church approved the Regulation and Decree proclaiming the Regulation on the Commission of Pastoral Care for Sobriety of the Major Archdiocese of Kyiv-Halych of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church. It is reported by the Information Department of the UGCC.

  • 30 July 2019, 09:51 | Religion and society | view photo | 

    Mission of the Church is to imbue Europe with soul, man with dignity and society with freedom, justice, truth, and peace, - Paul Zulenher

    The main theme of the first report on the Colloquium of European Parishes, delivered on July 29 by Austrian professor Paul Zulehner is "Where Pope Francis is leading our Church in Europe." On November 25, 2014, Pope Francis visited the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. His message to the European Parliament was: freedom, justice, truth and peace. That's what the Pope wants to convey to people.

  • 28 July 2019, 02:06 | Catholic world | view photo | 

    Anniversary Colloquium of European Parishes Launched in Lviv

    The 30th Colloquium of European Parishes (CEP) started in Lviv on July 27. 110 European citizens, priests and laymen came to Ukraine to find the answer to the question "How to be active Christians in modern Europe" in discussions.

  • 26 July 2019, 12:25 | UGCC | 

    UGCC invites faithful to mark 50th anniversary of consecration of St. Sophia Cathedral in Rome

    On September 1, 2019, anniversary celebrations will be held in Rome on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the consecration of St. Sophia Cathedral. On this occasion, His Beatitude Sviatoslav had a video message filmed calling on Ukrainians from the homeland and Diaspora to take part in the celebration of the “Golden anniversary of the Church, which became the heart of the Ukrainian world, the herald of freedom of the Church and people.” It is reported by the Information Department of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

  • 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.

  • 20 July 2019, 19:32 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    Roman Catholic Pilgrims from Ukraine and from all over the world to arrive in Berdychiv

    Berdychiv in Zhytomyr region prepares to receive Roman Catholic pilgrims from different parts of Ukraine, Europe and the world who will take part in the pilgrimage celebrations of the Mother of God of Saint Scapularis on July 20-21, 2019. This year's celebrations in Berdychiv will be held under the slogan "Holy Theotokos, accept Ukrainian family under your protection." It was reported by Religion in Ukraine.