UGCC News

“Fruit Basket for Defender of Ukraine” in Lviv

RISU - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 03:58
This was stated in an interview to RISU of the rector of the garrison church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, head of the Center for the military chaplaincy of the Lviv Archdiocese of the UGCC, Father Stepan Sus.
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The US Department of State report on the religious situation in Ukraine in 2016

RISU - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 03:24
The release of the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report details the status of religious freedom in 199 countries and territories, and provides insights as to significant and growing challenges.
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Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-Elect Andriy Rabiy, auxiliary Ukrainian Catholic bishop of Philadelphia, will be held in Lviv

RISU - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 02:44
The newly ordained Bishop Andriy Rabiy will be formally welcomed in the Ukrainian Catholic Metropolia of Philadelphia with his celebrating a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia on Sunday, September 24th, 2017 at 3 p.m.
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Ukranian archeparchy in Philadelphia gets a new auxiliary bishop

RISU - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 06:51
The date of his episcopal ordination has not yet been set, but is expected to be announced soon.
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Odesa hierarchs to take measures not to allow gay-pride

RISU - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 05:45
Leaders and representatives of Odessa Christian churches appealed to the mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov asking not to allow the festival of queer culture “Odessa Pride 2017”, scheduled for August 8-13.
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Best Ukraine’s doctors to get St Panteleimon’s Orders

RISU - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 02:10
On August 9, in the National Philharmonic of Ukraine in Kyiv, the five best doctors of Ukraine will be bestowed the Order of St. Panteleimon.
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UGCC receives a building for pastoral care in Severodonetsk

RISU - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 04:55
On August 1, 2017, the Pastoral-social mission of the UGCC in Severodonetsk received a two-storied building (900 square meters) in the center of the city. Thanks to the participation of Bishop Stepan, the Donetsk Exarch of the UGCC, and the assistance of the benefactors from Renovabis Fund, it was possible to get this space, which would be in line with the task of the Pastoral-Social Mission - to be the spiritual and social center of the local community life.
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Cardinal Sandri shared about his visit to Ukraine

RISU - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 02:31
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, wraps up a week-long visit to Ukraine on Monday.
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Cardinal Leonardo Sandri met with the IDPs from Donbas in Kharkiv

RISU - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 01:55
On July 12, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Papal Nuncio Claudio Gugerotti and Patriarch of the UGCC, Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) arrived in Kharkiv. At the airport, they met the Exarch of Kharkiv of the UGCC Basil (Tuchapets), Bishop Jan (Sobilo) of the RCC and the clergy of the exarchate. This is reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.
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Head of the UGCC: “The Pope not only loves us, but prays for us, but is the voice of suffering Ukraine before the powers that be”

RISU - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 17:03
“We understand that this ecclesial communion, sealed with the blood of hundreds of thousands of known and unknown martyrs and confessors of our Church, is much more than unity in the canonical sense,” he said further. “This is not a subjugation, but first of all, it is the unity of the Church of Christ, unity and life.”
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Neither party benefits from the historical conflict between Ukraine and Poland, Ukrainian Ambassador in Poland believes

RISU - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 04:42
“We honor the victims, remembering the tragic events and the understanding of preventing the repetition of terrible events – fratricide. When there is a conflict between Ukraine and Poland, neither party will win,” Deshchytsia said.
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Pope entrusted me to testify you are holding a special place in his heart, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri toUkrainian Greek Catholics

RISU - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 03:15
Before my departure, Pope Francis personally instructed me to testify to you his affinity, his embrace, his prayers together with the blessing.
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"Look closely at their faces" - Ukrainian art project at G20

RISU - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 02:42
In Hamburg, where the G-20 Summit will begin this Friday, the posters were placed featuring portraits of Ukrainian military, chaplains, volunteers, and doctors who resist Russian aggression in the ATO area. Among the sixty project participants we see the faces of three military chaplains of the UGCC: Fr. Igor Fedorishin, Fr. Taras Kotsyuba and Fr. Andriy Zelinsky.
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St. John the Baptist Parish in Australia celebrated 65th anniversary

RISU - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 08:28
Ukrainians in Australia are celebrating 70 years of Ukrainian immigration, while the Ukrainian Catholic Parish is celebrating 65 years of organized life.
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Cardinal Sandri to visit Ukraine

RISU - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 08:02
From 11 to 17 July, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches will be on a pastoral visit to Ukraine. The program of the visit, which is a gesture of love of Pope Francis to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, includes a series of events planned in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Kramatorsk, Slovyansk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zarvanytsia, and Lviv.
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UGCC Head visits the most distant parish of Arizona

RISU - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 01:03
This parish is the most distant in the Diocese of Chicago - more than 2,800 kilometers from Chicago.
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Ukrainian Pilgrims in St. Peter's Basilica prayed for peace and unity of Christians in Ukraine

RISU - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 01:55
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.
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A new page in the history of the Catholic Church in Ukraine, - Patriarch of the UGCC comments ordination of Edward Kava

RISU - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 05:50
The Patriarch of the UGCC took part in the episcopal ordination of the bishop-nominee of the RCC in Ukraine Edward Kava, which place today, June 21, at the Latin Metropolitan Basilica in Lviv. The First Hierarch noted the importance of today's event and called it the opening of a new page of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine.
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UGCC is proposing to hold off ratification of Istanbul convention

RISU - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 02:38
Representatives of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church are concerned about the possible ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and the fight against these phenomena (Istanbul Convention), Bill 0119.
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