Ukraine and world

  • 11 January 2019, 10:32 | International relations | 

    US State Department officially reacted to Tomos

    The January 6th announcement of autocephaly for an independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine marks a historic achievement as Ukraine seeks to chart its own future.

  • 2 January 2019, 11:08 | International relations | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew wishes Crimean Tatars quick return to Homeland

    The leader of the Crimean Tatars, MP Mustafa Dzhemilev will be present at the handing over of the Tomos to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy, in Istanbul. As Dzhemilev shared, he had already met with the Ecumenical Patriarch and had a conversation with him.

  • 2 January 2019, 10:30 | International relations | 

    Poroshenko: Russia holds tight on UOC-MP

    Russia holds tight on its ecclesiastical network in Ukraine, considering it as an extensive channel of influence. Such an opinion was expressed by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in a column for the special project Novoye Vremya “World in 2019,” Depo.ua has reported citing Novoye Vremya.

  • 21 December 2018, 12:11 | International relations | 

    Epifaniy met with US Ambassador

    Ambassador of the United States to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch met with the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Epifaniy on December 20 at St Michael’s Monastery of Vydubichi. This is reported by the Kyiv diocesan authorities.

  • 20 December 2018, 13:07 | International relations | 

    AUCCRO calls on Kremlin to release Ukrainian sailors and other captives

    Heads of Ukrainian Churches and Religious Organizations demand that the Russian authorities release Ukrainian sailors from under arrest, following the Russian armed aggression in the Kerch Strait three weeks ago.

  • 19 December 2018, 08:21 | International relations | 

    US Secretary of State Pompeo had telephone conversation with Metropolitan Epifaniy

    US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo talked on the phone with the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Metropolitan Epifaniy, the State Department said in a statement on December 18, according to Radio Liberty.

  • 15 December 2018, 20:59 | International relations | 

    USA greets Ukraine on creation of one Local Church

    The US Embassy in Kyiv congratulated Ukrainians on the formation of the Local Church, and Metropolitan Epifaniy with his election to the office of its Primate. This is stated on the Twitter page of the diplomatic office, according to UNIAN.

  • 30 November 2018, 13:33 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | view video | 

    For the first time ever, Ukrainian becomes Patriarch's deacon in Constantinople

    Andriy Krochak, Ukrainian by origin, was ordained as a deacon on November 30, 2018 in the Cathedral of St. George on the Phanar by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during the festive divine service in honor of the Apostle Andrew the First-Called. The patriarch gave a new name Iakovos to his Ukrainian deacon.

  • 30 November 2018, 10:28 | Extraordinary situations | 

    Fire Destroys St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Carteret, New Jersey

    Tuesday evening, November 27 Father Vasyl Vladyka and his family, while in the parish rectory suddenly smelled smoke as if something was burning. Going up to the second floor of the rectory, they looked out the window and saw flames coming from the right side of the church.

  • 25 November 2018, 15:42 | International relations | 

    Head of UGCC and Argentinean officials discussed Holodomor and socio-political situation in Ukraine

    On November 24, 2018, Patriarch Sviatoslav met with representatives of the Government of Argentina, the Embassy in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Diaspora from Argentina in the Patriarchal Residence of the Patriarchal Center of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Kyiv.

  • 21 November 2018, 13:14 | Miracles | view photo | view video | 

    Naples miracle: St Januarius' blood melts in Patriarch Sviatoslav’s hands

    On Sunday, November 18, the Ukrainian community in Italy marked the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor. On this occasion, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, Archbishop of Naples, displayed for veneration the most important relic of his eparchy - a vial with the blood of a saint, Martyr Januarius. At the final moment of laying the relics into the repository, the blood clot of Saint Januarius dissolved in the hands of Patriarch Sviatoslav, according to the Department of Information of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

  • 19 November 2018, 20:17 | Announcements | 

    Italian translation of the book "Josyph Slipyi. Memoirs" will be presented in Rome

    On Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 16:30, a presentation of the Italian translation of the book "Josyph Slipyi. Memoirs" - Josyf Slipyj, Memorie - A cura di Iwan Dacko, Alberto Di Chio, Luciana Mirri - Roma - Leopoli 2018 will take place at the “Centro Il Messaggio dell'Icona” (Borgo Pio 141 - 00193 Rome, Italy).

  • 19 November 2018, 16:52 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    Lack of knowledge of history of Ukrainian Holodomor should be recuperated - President of the Episcopal Conference of Italy

    The Ukrainian community in Italy marked the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor. His Beatitude Sviatoslav, the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, presided over the commemorative events in the Cathedral of Naples.

  • 17 November 2018, 22:51 | Vatican | 

    Nuncio: Europe's churches gather EUR 16 million for affected persons in Donbas

    The Pope for Ukraine Initiative was implemented in Europe to help victims of hostilities in the east of Ukraine on the initiative of Pope Francis.

  • 15 November 2018, 10:03 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    UGCC Head to lead in Italy commemorative events for Holodomor victims

    On Sunday, November 18, the Ukrainian community in Italy will mark the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor. His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, will lead the memorial service at the Cathedral of Naples in southern Italy.

  • 12 November 2018, 10:26 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    Head of UGCC presides over festivities on the occasion of 50th anniversary of Sts Volodymyr and Olga parish in Chicago

    On November 11, while on his pastoral visit to the United States, Patriarch Sviatoslav presided over the Chicago Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Greek Catholic parish of Sts Volodymyr and Olga, founded by Patriarch Iosyp Slipyij. It is reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 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).

  • 8 November 2018, 10:01 | International relations | 

    Poroshenko meets with Primate of Finnish Orthodox Church

    During the working visit to Finland, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Primate of the Finnish Orthodox Church His Eminence Archbishop Leo, the president’s press service reported on Wednesday evening.

  • 3 November 2018, 13:08 | International relations | 

    Head of UGCC and German diplomat discuss the process of Orthodoxy unification and religious freedom in Ukraine

    On November 2, Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Svyatoslav, met with Sebastian Gromig, the Chair of the Department of Culture of the German Embassy in Ukraine. During the meeting, which was held at the request of the German side, the current religious situation in Ukraine was discussed.

  • 28 October 2018, 12:56 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine

    Slovenia joins international action to commemorate Holodomor victims

    The Ukrainian community in Ljubljana performed divine liturgy and memorial service to honour the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-33 in Ukraine within the framework of the international action “Light a candle of remembrance.”