Interchurch relations

  • 19 September 2019, 12:52 | Interchurch relations | 

    Final Communique of the 22nd meeting of Eastern Catholic Bishops of Europe released

    The press service of the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe and the Secretariat of the head of the UGCC in Rome published the final communique of the 22nd Meeting of Eastern Catholic Bishops of Europe, which was held on September 12-14 at the Ukrainian Pontifical College of St. Josaphat in Rome.

  • 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.

  • 12 September 2019, 15:51 | Interchurch relations | 

    Key to the unification of OCU and UGCC rests in Rome and Constantinople, OCU primate says

    The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy, said that together with the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church they plan to develop a certain road map for future cooperation. However, it is too early to speak about the unity of the Churches.

  • 23 August 2019, 11:43 | Interchurch relations | 

    International Conference in Stuttgart Opens the Door for the Dialogue Between Orthodox and Eastern Catholics

    The next conference is also being planned and will be held in Lviv (Ukraine) in 2021.

  • 7 August 2019, 12:07 | Interchurch relations | 

    OCU delegation visits Lebanon at invitation of Maronite Catholic Patriarch

    The delegation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine visited Lebanon at the invitation of the Patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi. The visit lasted from July 30 till August 2. The delegation included Bishop Pavlo of Odessa and Balta and rector of the Kyiv Orthodox Theological Academy, Archpriest Oleksandr Trofimlyuk, the press service of the OCU reports.

  • 23 July 2019, 14:17 | Interchurch relations | 

    Theologians of the world brainstorm about new ways to reconcile Orthodox and Greek Catholics

    "The stolen Churches, or bridges to Orthodoxy?" - this was the topic of a theological conference, held on 19-21 July 2019 at the Academy of the Roman Catholic diocese Rottenburg-Stuttgart (Germany), which set a goal to find new impulses for dialogue between the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches. It was reported by communication service of the Diocese of Paris of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

  • 2 July 2019, 10:43 | Interchurch relations | 

    Filaret: Moscow prevents Rome from granting patriarchate status to UGCC

    Moscow believes that Ukraine is its canonical territory, and therefore no Patriarchate – neither Orthodox nor Greek Catholic – should be present here. Patriarch Emeritus Filaret said it on air of ZIK TV channel.

  • 1 July 2019, 13:45 | Interchurch relations | view photo | 

    Pope Francis handed over to Patriarch Bartholomew some relics of St. Peter

    For the first time in history the transfer of St. Peter's relics from the Ancient to New Rome took place on June ,29. This happened during the visit of the Delegation of Constantinople to Vatican on the occasion of the celebration of St. Peter and Paul.

  • 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.