Interchurch relations

  • 19 June 2019, 20:24 | Interchurch relations | 

    UOC-MP makes attempt to cancel OCU registration in court

    The Legal Department of the UOC (Moscow Patriarchate) has released the following information: "The district administrative court of Kyiv instituted proceedings on the claim of the Kyiv Metropolis of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church against the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine and the State Registrar of the municipal company Center for Legal Assistance and Registration on the illegality of state registration of the religious center Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU)."

  • 13 May 2019, 09:17 | Interchurch relations | 

    Metropolitan Epifaniy does not rule out possibility of future union between OCU and UGCC

    Metropolitan Epifaniy, the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, has recently said he does not exclude the possibility of unification of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine with the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. He told this to Espresso TV channel.

  • 13 March 2019, 11:17 | Interchurch relations | 

    UGCC Patriarch greeted Poles on 100th anniversary of restoring diplomatic relations with Vatican

    On behalf of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) congratulated the Polish Bishops' Conference on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Holy See.

  • 28 February 2019, 11:29 | Interchurch relations | 

    Ukrainian people will not fall for attempts to incite religious war in Ukraine, Head of UGCC says

    On February 26, in the Residence of Pope Paul VI in Rome, Patriarch Sviatoslav held a round table titled “Ukraine Today: The role of the UGCC in the transformation of Ukrainian society.”

  • 30 January 2019, 12:13 | Interchurch relations | 

    UGCC Patriarch spoke to delegation of German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ukraine

    On January 29, Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Svyatoslav met with the delegation of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ukraine at the patriarchal residence.

  • 21 January 2019, 13:54 | Interchurch relations | 

    Christians of different denominations assemble to pray for unity in UGCC church in Kyiv

    On January 20, 2019, within the framework of the Week of Prayers for the Unity of Christians, an inter-faith prayer service was held at the Church of St. Basil the Great of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. The prayer service was jointly conducted by the Head of the UGCC, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, bishops and priests of the Greek Catholic and Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Armenian and other Churches, who, together with Christians throughout the world, make a common cause in their desire for the unity of Christians.

  • 18 January 2019, 15:04 | Interchurch relations | 

    Primates of UGCC and OCU advocate for deepening cooperation between Churches

    The Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Svyatoslav, is confident that a new opportunity for the dialogue between the UGCC and the Orthodox Church of Ukraine has emerged. He also thinks unification with the Orthodox Church of Ukraine is possible.

  • 8 January 2019, 10:41 | Interchurch relations | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav: Unification of UGCC and OCU is quite feasible

    The Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) does not think that the unity between the UGCC and the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in the long run is an utopian idea. The UGCC Primate expressed this position in the traditional Christmas interview for Channel 5, the Department of Information of the UGCC reports.

  • 30 December 2018, 12:05 | Interchurch relations | 

    Primates of OCU and UGCC agree to develop a roadmap for cooperation

    Metropolitan Epifaniy of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and Patriarch Svyatoslav of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church have already met and agreed to work out a roadmap to deepen the relations between the two Churches.

  • 19 December 2018, 13:05 | Interchurch relations | 

    UGCC Head: Now Greek Catholics and Orthodox will in one voice tell truth about Ukraine

    On December 17, 2018, His Beatitude Svyatoslav, the Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, met with Eduard Hooks, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Ukraine, at the latter’s request, in the administrative building of the Patriarchal Center of the UGCC in Kyiv. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the social and religious situation in Ukraine. It was reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 18 December 2018, 13:10 | Interchurch relations | 

    Roman Catholic bishops of Ukraine greet Metropolitan Epifaniy

    Head of the Conference of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Ukraine Bronislav Bernatsky congratulated Metropolitan Epifaniy on the successful completion of the Council and his election as the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 18 December 2018, 11:22 | Interchurch relations | 

    Vatican officially announced the creation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine

    The first Primate of the new Ukrainian Autocephalous Church is elected at a Council of Unification in Kiev.

  • 11 December 2018, 11:41 | Interchurch relations | 

    Head of UAOC responded to Patriarch Filaret’s statements on the Unification Council procedure

    Metropolitan Makariy, the Primate of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, commented on the claims of the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate Filaret about the procedures for holding the Unification Council, Informator reported citing Glavkom.

  • 4 December 2018, 13:10 | Lutherans | view video | 

    Episcopal visitor of German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine appointed in Kyiv

    On December 1, the Kyivan Church of St. Catherine held a festive Liturgy on the occasion of the appointment of the episcopal visitor of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine (GELCU) Pavlo Schwartz, the Polish edition of Luteranie reports.

  • 27 November 2018, 17:00 | Interchurch relations | 

    Head of UGCC gifted Galician Gospel to Primate of UAOC

    On November 26, 2018, in Lviv, on the initiative of His Beatitude Svyatoslav, Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, a meeting with Metropolitan Makary, Primate of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, was conducted. The purpose of the visit of the Head of the UGCC is to present the facsimile edition of the Galician Gospel of 1144.

  • 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).

  • 24 October 2018, 13:44 | Religious relations | 

    In Zaporizhia representatives of different faiths jointly took a stance against religious provocations

    Representatives of various religious communities put their signatures under the call to refrain from destabilizing public life on the 23rd of October, reports Depo.Zaporizhzhya.

  • 18 October 2018, 14:08 | Interchurch relations | 

    ROC Metropolitan arrives in the Vatican to talk about schism in Ukraine

    On October 17-18, Chair of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) is on a visit to the Vatican. Patriarch Kirill’s representative said that he “cannot refrain from talking about schism in Ukraine”. This is reported by Credo.pro citing the KAI.

  • 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.