Interchurch relations

  • 29 April 2014, 12:20 | Interchurch relations | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew Sure There Is No Alternative to Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in an interview with the Italian agency SIR said that today there are many issues that both churches must address together, Religion in Ukraine reports, with a reference to Pomisna.

  • 28 March 2014, 11:37 | Faith and weapon | view photo | view video | 

    Priests from Various Denominations Help Defend Ukraine’s Borders

    The priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate, and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church support and hold prayers with the Ukrainian military along Ukraine’s southern border, Father Serhiy Dmytriev (UOC) said.

  • 23 February 2014, 14:30 | National religious question | 

    On EuroMaidan Clerics Honor ‘Heavenly Hundred’ Heroes

    On February 22, on the Maidan in Kyiv, Ukrainian clerics led memorial prayers for protesters who were killed by bullets from special force snipers in Kyiv. They called the protesters fallen heroes of the “Heavenly Hundred” and assured that for their sacrifice and love for others the Lord will give them the kingdom of heaven.

  • 19 December 2013, 10:46 | World news | 

    Patriarch Kirill Explains What Is Expected from Pope Francis

    At a meeting on December 18 in Moscow with the head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch, Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church said that he has similar views with Pope Francis on many current issues.

  • 18 December 2013, 10:26 | Interchurch relations | 

    Vatican Believes ROC Should Recognize Own Guilt in Addition to Accusing Greek Catholics in Western Ukraine

    The conflict between Greek Catholics and Orthodox in Western Ukraine has to be resolved from both sides, said Cardinal Kurt Koch, head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. “Only by recognizing this can we move together into the future,” he said December 17, responding to journalists' questions at a press conference in Moscow.

  • 18 November 2013, 11:36 | Religion and society | 

    Social Ministry and Moral Issues Discussed at Retreat of Ukrainian Catholic and Roman Catholic Bishops

    From November 11 to 15 the fourth retreat of Catholic Bishops of both rites was held in Bryukhovychi near Lviv at the UGCC Retreat Center. The meeting was attended by, among others, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Conference of Roman Catholic Bishops of Ukraine Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, and Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine Archbishop Thomas Edward Gullickson.

  • 13 November 2013, 09:45 | Interchurch relations | 

    Pope Francis meets with Metropolitan Ilarion Alfeyev

  • 10 November 2013, 19:07 | Religion and society | view photo | 

    Ukrainian Day of Prayer for Orphans Unites 18,000 Christian Communities

    Across Ukraine, and for the first time in Kyiv Cave Monastery, a prayer for orphans was held on November 10. The event brought together 18,000 Christian communities of different faiths.

  • 7 November 2013, 09:12 | Interchurch relations | 

    Relations Between UOC-KP and RCC in Odesa Example of Interdenominational Tolerance

    Bishop Mark of Odesa and Balta of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) met with Bishop Ordinary of the Odesa-Simferopol Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) Bronislaw Bernacki.

  • 21 October 2013, 13:51 | Interchurch relations | 

    Next Meeting of Eastern Rite Catholic Bishops of Europe to Be Held in Lviv

    The next annual meeting of the Eastern Rite Catholic Bishops of Europe will be held in a year in Lviv and will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) emerging from the underground in what was then the Soviet Union.

  • 4 October 2013, 10:50 | Interchurch relations | 

    In Lviv International Exports Discuss Interfaith Relations in Ukraine

    An international conference “Religious Pluralism as a Political Factor in Ukraine” was launched October 3 at the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU). More than 20 scholars from Ukraine, Germany and the United States will discuss interfaith relations in Ukraine through the prism of time, the political situation, and challenges facing Ukraine in this regard.

  • 2 October 2013, 12:17 | Land and property problems | 

    UOAC Metropolitan of Lviv of Explains Why He Supports UOC-MP in Transfer of Building

    Metropolitan Makariy of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) in a letter addressed to the head of Lviv Regional State Administration Viktor Shemchuk explained why he defends the interests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) in the transfer of the building at 57 Pekarska St. in Lviv.

  • 1 October 2013, 12:31 | Religion and society | 

    Sixth Ecumenical Social Week on Difference and Respect Begins in Lviv

    The sixth Ecumenical Social Week (ESW) on “Differences and Respect” began today in Lviv. The day before the Lviv City Council held a press conference on the occasion of the opening. The co-organizers of ESW spoke about the purpose of the event, the particularities of holding it, and its prospects and benefits.

  • 18 June 2013, 12:18 | Interchurch relations | 

    UGCC Explains Why Accusations of Proselytism Are Groundless

    The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) is primarily concerned about the pastoral care of its faithful, who for various reasons live in all regions of the country, and is not engaged in proselytism, as is wrongly stated by representatives of other churches.

  • 14 June 2013, 13:00 | Interchurch relations | 

    Ukrainian Orthodox Church-MP Not Happy about UGCC’s Pastoral Care in Eastern Ukraine

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) acknowledges that there are no conflicts with the Greek Catholics of Galicia, but in other regions of Ukraine the relations with the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) are not straightforward.

  • 11 June 2013, 12:10 | Interchurch relations | 

    Patriarch Shevchuk: Moscow Must Hear Metropolitan Anthony's Words about the Stable Relations between the Greek Catholics and Orthodox in Galicia

    Cardinal Kurt Koch, the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, noted that in recent times the number of accusations of proselytism against Greek Catholics in western Ukraine from the Orthodox has significantly decreased.

  • 10 June 2013, 15:01 | Interchurch relations | 

    Cardinal Kurt Koch on the Dialogue Between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches

    Archbishop Kurt Koch, who since 2010 has headed the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, gave a lecture at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv on June 10 on “Prospects of the Ecumenical Dialogue Between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches" and answered a number of questions.

  • 9 June 2013, 10:45 | Interchurch relations | 

    Cardinal Koch in Lviv (photos)

    Head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch visited Lviv during his trip to Ukraine. Together with the Metropolitan of Lviv of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, Primate of Archbishop Grigoris Buniatyan, Primate of the Ukrainian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav (Shevchuk)he took part in the Vespers in Armenian church on June 8th.

  • 8 June 2013, 09:59 | Interchurch relations | 

    Ukrainian Orthodox Church-MP Say Issues between Greek Catholics and Orthodox Should Be Solved Directly, Not in Moscow

    The Commission of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) for Promoting Christian Unity and the Economic Commission of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) in partnership with the Institute of Thomas Aquinas held a roundtable "Ukraine in the Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue" on June 7 in Kyiv.

  • 4 June 2013, 15:20 | Interchurch relations | 

    Cardinal Koch visits Ukraine to deepen Catholic-Orthodox dialogue

    The Vatican’s top ecumenical spokesman, Cardinal Kurt Koch, heads off to Ukraine on Wednesday for a visit aimed at deepening the dialogue between Catholics and Orthodox, Vatican Radio informs.