• 12 July 2017, 11:15 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Pope entrusted me to testify you are holding a special place in his heart, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri toUkrainian Greek Catholics

    Before my departure, Pope Francis personally instructed me to testify to you his affinity, his embrace, his prayers together with the blessing.

  • 6 July 2017, 14:40 | History, archaeology | view photo | 

    Remains of ancient temple or Necropolis found on Podillia

    A sensational discovery was made during the construction of a museum of regional studied in Horodok (Khmelnytsky region). Digging a trench, the builders found a curb tile, in which they found the inscription in Latin. As journalist-ethnographer Dmytro Polukhovych told RISU, experts assume that this is a block of a destroyed church or an old necropolis.

  • 28 June 2017, 10:27 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance

    One of the largest Roman Catholic churches in Podillya ruined by communist regime to be restored in Vinnytsia region

    Ancient Roman Catholic hurch of Archangel Michael in a small town of Tyvriv, which is located in Vinnytsia, is returned to life. With the restoration of the church, where the Soviet government arranged a plant and set up a laundering facility at the most sacred place of the temple, a cultural Christian center of the all-Ukrainian level should appear, UNIAN-Religion reported referring to Urban, a magazine of Vinnytsia.

  • 26 June 2017, 09:55 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ukrainian Pilgrims in St. Peter's Basilica prayed for peace and unity of Christians in Ukraine

    Bishop Josaphat Kuntsevich of the UGCC (1580-1623) became famous for his religious activities after the announcement of the Union of Brest on the unification of the Orthodox and Catholic Churches under the jurisdiction of the Pope.

  • 26 June 2017, 09:27 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukrainian Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr

    The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, referred to as Uraza-bayram among Crimean Tatars is celebrated today in the Muslim world. Millions of believers mark the ending of holy month Ramadan, which also means the end of the month-long strict lent.

  • 14 June 2017, 10:53 | History, archaeology | view photo | 

    Mass graves of NKVD victims found in Lutsk

    Near the Castle of St. Michael the Archangel’s Monastery UOC-KP, in the area of Stary Lutsk Reserve on June 13, a mass grave of victims of the shootings of June 23-24, 1941 was exhumated. All these people - Lutsk prison inmates, mostly political, were suspected of having links with the OUN, former priests, teachers and doctors and intellectuals. According to preliminary data, in the first days after the attack of Nazi Germany on the Soviet Union, about 2,000 people were executed. Later these events were called a tragedy of Lutsk prison. It was reported by RISU correspondent Larysa Andriychuk.

  • 5 June 2017, 14:30 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo | view video | 

    Patriarch Lubomyr finds his last rest in the Patriarchal Cathedral crypt

    During the memorial service some faithful were holding banner with a slogan Subito Santo (Sainthood Now!).

  • 3 June 2017, 15:42 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo

    Tens thousands of Lviv residents paid a last tribute to Lubomyr (Husar)

    On Monday, June 5, at 11 am the mournful Pontifical Divine Liturgy with the burial rite will be held.

  • 1 June 2017, 20:15 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo | view video

    Lviv bids farewell to Patriarch Lubomyr

    Today, on June 1 in the evening the coffin with Patriarch Lubomyr’s body was brought to St George’s Cathedral of Lviv. Hundreds of Lviv residents came to meet the funeral procession. People prayed, many of them did not hide their emotions. Clergymen brought the coffin to the cathedral in their hands, where it will stay for three days.

  • 30 May 2017, 11:25 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage

    VIII Pilgrimage to the Blessed Martha Wiecka

    The two-year pilgrimage of the relics of the blessed Martha was devoted to celebration of the 400thanniversary of Vincentian Charism, which started in 1617 when the heart of St. Vincent de Paul started burning with the flame of love to neighbors, when he became a “mystic of charity”, a father of the poor, a father of the poorest of the world.

  • 18 May 2017, 10:44 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance

    Poles will restore Lviv Cathedral

    In particular, it is referred to the Latin Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary costing about UAH 1.47 million; the Armenian Cathedral of the Assumption (the cost of this year's restoration work will be UAH 913,000).

  • 16 May 2017, 09:57 | History, archaeology

    A unique exhibition of Jewish Heritage opens in Lviv

    The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Maximilian Goldstein – cultural figure of Galicia of the early XX century. According to the organizers, he stood at the origins of creation of the first collections of Judaica in Ukraine and the problems of preserving Jewish culture and its spreading.

  • 11 May 2017, 10:19 | Announcements

    XXVII International Conference on History of Religions in Ukraine to gather in Lviv the philosophers, religious scholars, historians from different countries

    Organizers of this year's forum is a religious Institute – a branch of “Lviv Museum of Religion,” the Lviv branch of Hrushevskyy Institute of Ukrainian Archeology and source studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the NAS of Ukraine, Ukrainian Catholic University, department of modern and Contemporary history of Ukraine, Krypyakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies of the NAS of Ukraine.

  • 25 April 2017, 19:08 | Scandals, crime

    Police found ‘Book of the Apostles’ stolen from Vernadsky library

    In Kyiv, CID officers arrested gang members who stole from Vernadsky National Library Ivan Fedorov’s old printed Books of the Apostles. This was reported by TV 112 Ukraine citing a source in the police.

  • 19 April 2017, 11:09 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance

    GOOGLE offers virtual tour to unique wooden churches of Carpathian region

    Now all visitors can take a virtual tour of the unique wooden churches in the Carpathian region included in the World Heritage List.

  • 18 April 2017, 09:45 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo

    Easter procession in Zaporizhia gathers believers of different faiths

    On April 16, the procession organized by the Spiritual Council of Christian Churches of Zaporizhia walked along the main avenue of Zaporizhia – Soborna avenue. Christians of various denominations, representatives of the local authorities were involved in the procession.

  • 12 April 2017, 10:49 | Religious holidays and traditions

    Heads of Ukrainian Churches offer Easter greetings

    On the eve of the Resurrection, the leaders of Ukrainian churches appealed to the faithful and clergy with messages dedicated to this feast of light.

  • 11 April 2017, 12:37 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage

    Community of Sant’Egidio invites to pray for peace in Holy Week

  • 30 March 2017, 09:49 | Religion and culture

    Ruined churches. Unique photo exhibition to open near Lviv

    Photo exhibition includes about 60 photographs of destroyed churches in Poland and the Roman Catholic churches in Ukraine.

  • 29 March 2017, 09:50 | Religious holidays and traditions | view photo

    Christians of Zaporizhia to celebrate Easter with joint initiatives

    Members of the Spiritual Council of Christian Churches of Zaporizhia were reported as saying this during a press conference held on March 28, at the press center “Journalist” of Zaporizhia Regional National Union of Journalists of Ukraine.