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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 1 June 2019, 09:37 | Monitoring

    Observations on the Orthodox Church of Ukraine & the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church

    Founder and First Director of the Sheptytsky Institute, Fr. Andriy Chirovsky shares his thoughts on the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church. Fr. Andriy reflects on President Zelensky, His Beatitude Filaret, Epiphanius I of Ukraine, the relationship between the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC) and Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.

  • 27 May 2019, 22:22 | Monitoring

    Australian bishop visits to Eastern Churches demonstrate Catholic unity

    Leaders of Eastern Catholic Churches say having Latin rite bishops join them in their liturgical celebrations shows the unity of the universal Catholic Church

  • 8 April 2019, 11:24 | Conferences, seminars, researches | 

    Religious experts in Kyiv discuss concept of Sophianism in Ukrainian culture and Kyivan Church

    The colloquium at the Institute of Philosophy in Kyiv, which took place on April 5, themed “The Concept of Sophianism of Ukrainian Culture and Kyivan Church,” gathered a large number of participants. The colloquium was organized by the Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Commission on Interreligious and Inter-Confessional Relations, the Open Orthodox University and the Ukrainian Catholic University.

  • 29 March 2019, 13:55 | Monitoring

    Monk's Eastern Catholic tonsure at Wisconsin monastery seen as hopeful sign for vocations

    ST. NAZIANZ, WISC. — A Divine Liturgy brought together four jurisdictions of Eastern-rite Catholic communities, as well as the local Latin-rite Catholic community, at St. Gregory Catholic Church in St. Nazianz.

  • 5 March 2019, 12:27 | International relations | 

    Reconciliation in Europe Group to hold ecumenical conference in Belarus

    From February 27 to March 2, 2019, a regular meeting of the members of the international working group “Reconciliation in Europe - the mission of Churches in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Germany” was held in Minsk, on the premises of the Belarusian Exarchate of the Moscow Patriarchate "Koinonia". This is reported by the Department of Information of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

  • 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.”

  • 9 February 2019, 18:55 | Monitoring

    Mennonite witness amid suffering and hope in Ukraine

    In a region of Ukraine that thousands of Mennonites left generations ago, two dozen of today’s Mennonite leaders from across Europe gathered for three days of fellowship in October. Hosted by Ukrainian leaders from Mennonite Brethren churches, meetings in the city of Zaporizhzhia included participants from Portugal, Spain, France, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Lithuania and Ukraine.

  • 4 February 2019, 20:12 | Monitoring

    His Beatitude Sviatoslav: Unity of Catholics and Orthodox is not utopian thinking

    "Every effort must be made to restore the original unity of the Church of Kyiv in its Orthodox and Catholic branches".

  • 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.

  • 23 January 2019, 12:04 | Monitoring

    Konstantin Sigov: The Church in Kyiv, local charity and global Christianity

    The great Ukrainian scholar defends the election of metropolitan Epifaniy and autocephaly as a flight from "post-Soviet Egypt" and "ideological slavery" under Moscow. Addressing the problems of the population, in a situation of war that has lasted five years, will also help to unite with priests and bishops of the Moscow Patriarchate.

  • 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.

  • 14 December 2018, 13:51 | Monitoring

    Meet Jesuit Byzantine Bishop Milan Lach

    Bishop Milan Lach, S.J., is the fifth Byzantine Catholic ordinary of the Ruthenian Eparchy of Parma, covering several Midwestern U.S. states. Enthroned as bishop on June 30 at his cathedral in Ohio, the 44-year-old Jesuit (an ethnic Ruthenian from Slovakia) is now the youngest Catholic bishop to head a territorial diocese in North America.

  • 10 December 2018, 10:58 | UGCC | 

    Head of the UGCC urges Greek Catholics to pray for Orthodox brothers on the eve of Unification Council

    The Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav, called on the parishioners of the church in Chernivtsi to pray for the Orthodox brothers on the eve of the Unification Council. He said this on December 9 after the Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Theotokos.

  • 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).

  • 9 November 2018, 11:18 | Monitoring

    Tectonic Plates of Ecumenism Shifting Prompted by Tomos

    Rome. While Synod-2018 was trying to grasp the polyhedron-like character of “synodality” and wrestling with the differences among sexual inclination, sexual orientation, and sexual attraction, tectonic plates were shifting beneath the surface of world Christianity. Like similar shifts in geology, which can produce tsunamis and earthquakes, dramatic movement in the underlying structures of ecclesiastical life can lead to great historical consequences. The recent decision by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to grant autocephaly to a unified Ukrainian Orthodox Church—which would mean that church’s independence from the Russian Orthodox Moscow patriarchate—is precisely such a dramatic, tectonic shift, perhaps the greatest in Eastern Christianity since Constantinople and Rome formally severed full communion in 1054.

  • 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.

  • 13 August 2018, 09:27 | Monitoring

    If the UOC were detached from Moscow, it would no longer be clear that the ROC could claim the greatest number of Orthodox believers

    If you care about ecumenism—if you care about the restoration of Christian unity—you should be aware of a current dispute about the status of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Most Catholic Americans, I realize, rarely pay attention to the debates among the world’s Orthodox believers. Those debates are constant, and we Catholics have enough problems of our own. But the future of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church could have enormous implications for the cause of Christian unity.