Religion & sport

  • 3 May 2017, 11:32 | Religion & sport | view video

    UGCC priest launched a sports flash mob to promote healthy lifestyles

    Fr Ivan Danchevskyy, a priest of the UGCC, initiated a sport flash mob on Facebook. He stated in his network a video workout in the gym and urged other priests and faithful to engage in sports and promote healthy lifestyles.

  • 2 May 2017, 09:43 | Religion & sport

    Ukrainian Jesuit took second place in Judo championship of USA

  • 22 February 2017, 10:16 | Religion & sport | 

    A future priest to attend a sports festival at Schwarzenegger’s invitation

    A world champion in weight lifting, future priest Mykola Tkachuk, who will perform at an international sports festival “Arnold Classic” in early March in Columbus, Ohio (USA), is going to offer Arnold Schwarzenegger an icon of St. Nicholas as a present.

  • 2 September 2014, 17:17 | Religion & sport | 

    Ukrainian soccer player Andriy Shevchenko asks Pope Francis to pray for Ukraine

    The Interreligious Match for Peace took place yesterday at Rome's Olympic Stadium. Pope Francis met with soccer players and organizers of the Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace. The pope thanked the players and highlighted the importance of setting an example for youth.

  • 31 October 2013, 13:37 | Religion & sport | 

    Greek Catholic Seminarians Compete in Indoor Soccer

    An indoor soccer competition among Greek Catholic seminaries for the Cup of the Blessed Martyrs of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church began in Lviv with a prayer and singing of the Ukrainian national anthem.

  • 8 October 2013, 15:05 | Religion & sport | 

    Summit in the Caucasus to Be Named after Pope John Paul II

    Lviv mountain climbers from the club Extreme, as part of the program “Heroes of Ukraine on Top of the World,” came up with the idea to next year climb to the top of an unnamed summit in Georgia and call it the John Paul II Spire. The climbing will coincide with the canonization of John Paul II, which is planned for 2014

  • 14 February 2013, 11:42 | Religion & sport | 

    Ukraine to Hold its First Ski Competition for Priests

    The Blessed Josaphat Kotsylovsky Cup, a giant slalom ski competition for priests and students of educational institutions of the UGCC, will be held on February 28, 2013, at the Bukovel ski resort.

  • 13 June 2012, 12:14 | Religion & sport | 

    UCU Rector sees Euro 2012 as an opportunity for people to feel united

    Rector of UCU Father Borys Gudziak, Ph.D., is happy with the atmosphere that is prevailing in Lviv during Euro 2012. He considers the soccer championship a good opportunity for a positive manifestation of emotions. The priest saw the joy of many with my own eyes when he watched one of the matches in Lviv’s fan zone.

  • 8 June 2012, 13:04 | Religion & sport | 

    Lviv Archeparchy calls on faithful during Euro 2012 to show foreigners good example

    An extraordinary event – the Euro 2012 football championship – the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) sees as an opportunity to win over foreign football fans and calls on the faithful to show tolerance and goodwill to foreign visitors.