Diversity is not a danger, but a treasure for the whole Church, European Eastern rite Catholic bishops

RISU - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 04:36
The leader of the Greek-Catholic Church in Ukraine also underlined the positive value of this unique migration. The faithful of the Eastern Rite Catholic Churches in Western countries are not just objects of pastoral care, but true and proper “agents of the new evagelisation”.
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Mechanism of Andrey Sheptytsky’s discrimination launched in Poland again - historian

RISU - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 04:18
All three prefaces relate to the manipulation with the name of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky of the UGCC, said rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), history professor Igor Skochylias to Radio Liberty.
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Meeting of the Bishops of the Catholic Eastern Rite Churches in Europe to be held in Portugal

RISU - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 06:44
The annual meeting of the Bishops of the Catholic Eastern Rite Churches in Europe is taking place this year at Fatima (Portugal), 20-23 October.
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Special Prayer Services in Honor of the first Bishop of all Eastern Catholics in the United States

RISU - Tue, 10/18/2016 - 06:02
Bishop Soter Stephen Ortynsky (1866-1916) was the first Bishop of all Eastern Catholics in the United States.
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“The first victim of war is truth” - patriarch says to the Catholic bishops of Europe

RISU - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 03:23
On October 6-9, Monaco hosted the Plenary Assembly of the Council of Episcopal Conferences of Europe. On Saturday, October 8, the regular working meeting of the heads of Catholic Dioceses across Europe heard reports on pastoral challenges the Church faces in their communities.
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Ivan Dzyuba Receives the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Award for 2016

RISU - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 09:44
Mr. Dzyuba was recognized for his decades-long commitment to human rights and fostering dialogue between nations. He was an authoritative voice during the repressive Soviet period, speaking out against xenophobia and anti-Semitism and working for national reconciliation.
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Family is a union of man and woman, - Zaporizhya holds second March for Life

RISU - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 03:02
On October 2, thousands of people walked in the columns of "March for Life" along the main street of Zaporizhya. This is the second march in the city, organized by the Spiritual Council of Christian Churches of Zaporizhya.
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Institute of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky transfered from Ottawa to Toronto University

RISU - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 02:06
We can and tonight we are breathing together like two lungs of one body, in the beloved phrase of St. John Paul II, and thinking together in the metaphor of the Sheptytsky Institute’s founder, Fr. Andriy Chirovsky, like two hemispheres of one brain.
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Ukrainian representative attends seminar on encyclical LAUDATO SI in Kenya

RISU - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 04:30
On September 17-24, Kenyan capital Nairobi hosted the executive committee meeting of the international Catholic lay organization “Unum omnes.”
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Roma Victims Remembered at Babyn Yar

RISU - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 06:57
As the 75th anniversary approaches of the massacre of 33 thousand Ukrainian Jews at Babyn Yar, Ukraine’s religious leaders have joined in a memorial service for the Nazis’ Roma victims killed at what was then a ravine on the outskirts of Kyiv.
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Migration - the main topic of Ecumenical Social Week in Lviv

RISU - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:02
Traditionally during the autumn season the representatives of various faiths, religious organizations, education, authorities, business, public sector, media and all people of good will gather and share their experience and work out solutions towards social problems.
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Russian Orthodox official again named Eastern-rite Catholics obstacles to ecumenical unity

RISU - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 02:43
Speaking on September 16 at a meeting of a joint Catholic-Orthodox theological commission, the chief ecumenical officer of the Russian Orthodox Church said that the activity of the "Uniates" - the Eastern churches in communion with Rome - is the greatest obstacle to greater unity between Catholics and Orthodox.
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Secretary General of CCEE calls Catholics to remind the world about the "forgotten war" in Ukraine

RISU - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 02:42
Secretary General of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences CCEE) MonsignorDuarte da Cunha urged members of the International Meeting on acts of charity, which is being held these days in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), to further solidarity with the Ukrainian people, who suffer from the consequences of military aggression in eastern Ukraine.
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You will never be abandoned or forgotten by God – the UGCC Synod appealed to people who suffered from occupation and war

RISU - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 02:26
“We wish to embrace with special attention and assurances of prayer those directly affected by war: combatants, wounded, families of the deceased and missing, those who have been forced to leave their homes, and those living under occupation and at the boundary line,” goes the Synod’s message.
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Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Consecrates Unique church of the Ukrainian Catholic University

RISU - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 02:07
In Lviv on September 11, the Head of the UGCC, His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, consecrated the unique, three-section University Church of the Holy Wisdom of God, which is located on the territory of UCU’s new campus.
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Main areas of church social ministry presented to UGCC Synod of Bishops

RISU - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 03:24
Social ministry includes not only ongoing practical activities. It has an impact on the liturgy, catechesis, ecumenism development and so on. Social ministry permeates various sectors of the Church and is an integral part of nature.
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Patriarch of Melkite Greek Catholic Church voiced proposals for UGCC

RISU - Mon, 09/05/2016 - 02:46
His Beatitude Gregory III, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Alexandria and Jerusalem of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, in his speech to the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, which is now ongoing in Bryukhovychi, proposed steps how to “strengthen our unity, our communion of the Church.”
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Florida installs memorial plaque to honour Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas

RISU - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 03:17
The event was attended by representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora in the US, Veterans Union of the US Army soldiers of Ukrainian origin, military from Germany, France, Canada, Poland, Georgia, Turkey and Italy.
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UGCC spiritual leader is awarded Ivan Franko International Prize

RISU - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 05:00
On August 30, the spiritual leader of the UGCC received the award from the hands of Ivan Franko grandson, Roland Franko “for outstanding contribution to the development of social and human sciences.”
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Bishop Richard Steven (Seminack) passed away at the age of 74

RISU - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 05:00
Bishop of the Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy Richard Steven (Seminack) passed away at the age of 74, after a protracted battle with cancer. He died peacefully at Alden Poplar Creek Rehabilitation Center in Hoffman Estates, IL on August 16 at 3:33 PM (Central Time).
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