UGCC News

Religious freedom is unquestionable achievement of independent Ukraine - Myroslav Marynovych on the First of December Referendum

RISU - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 04:47
The vice-rector of UCU identified three main components, urging so many Ukrainians vote for independence on December 1, 1991.
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UGCC Patriarch conferred Honorable Distinctions of the Holy Martyr Omelian Kovch in Dnipro’s famous hospital

RISU - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 02:36
“We came here to this famous hospital, because there a special place and space where you serve and save the lives of our heroes, see the blood, suffering, tears,” the patriarch said.
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Parliament has registered a resolution to mark Iosyp Slipyy’s anniversary nationwide

RISU - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 04:47
A specially designed draft resolution was brought to Parliament’s consideration to worthily mark the 125th birthday anniversary of Iosyp Slipyy, the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, which falls on February 17, Zbruc reports.
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Ukrainian Greek Catholic leader outlined the position on Сhurch and family

RISU - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 01:57
His Beatitude Sviatoslav, the Patriarch of the UGCC, spoke about church marriage and family in the latest issue of the TV project “Open Church” on Zhyve TV.
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Greek and Roman Catholic bishops of Ukraine expressed solidarity and prayerful closeness on the Holodomor Remembrance Day

RISU - Sat, 11/26/2016 - 06:20
On November 25, Greek Catholic and Roman Catholic bishops of Ukraine issued an appeal on the occasion of the Holodomor Remembrance Day, in which expressed solidarity and prayerful closeness on these days of nation-wide remembrance and mourning for the victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine.
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Head of UGCC: “We are able to stay in the same trench with our fighters”

RISU - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 02:20
While in the area of ​​ATO, His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Head of the UGCC, visited one of the local military chapels existing from the beginning of war. The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic community was welcomed by military chaplains and military-clad believers, the “People's Army” website reported on November 25.
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Pope Francis met head of the Ukrainian Catholics Sviatoslav Shevchuk

RISU - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 03:00
On Thursday, November 10, 2016, Pope Francis had a private audience with His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Galician, head of the UGCC, who stayed in Rome these days, taking part in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
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A memorial sign to ruined churches and shot priests to be installed in Odessa

RISU - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 02:30
The meeting of the historical and toponymical Commission of Odessa City Council, held on November 4, 2016, examined the appeal of NGO “Ukraine is me” on the establishment of a memorial sign – a symbol of destroyed churches and priests of Odessa shot by Communists.
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Message from Bishop Borys Gudziak at the Conference of Bishops of France Concerning the Situation in Ukraine

RISU - Sat, 11/05/2016 - 06:58
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic bishop of Paris bishop Borys Gudziak on plenary meating infromed French as well as many other European and North African bishops present at the conference about the situation in Ukraine.
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AUCCRO holds its meeting in ATO zone

RISU - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 04:07
On November 2, Sarmat military base in Kramatorsk of Donetsk region hosted a meeting of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations.
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UCU’s Rector Receives International Omelan and Tatiana Antonovych Foundation Award

RISU - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 05:46
The scholarly activities of the Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Fr. Bohdan Prach, are significant.
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Top level of Metropolitan Gardens at St Georges Hill renovated

RISU - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 03:03
At the top of the Metropolitan Gardens at St. George Hill in Lviv, the pavement has been laid, plantations restored, lawns planted and watering arranged, according to the press service of the Lviv City Council.
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Christian education shall be made accessible to public - experts on establishment of Catholic schools

RISU - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 02:39
Christian education aims to provide moral education based on higher values. Similar projects will be available not only at private institutions in case of the educational reform, which has already been adopted in the first reading in Parliament.
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UGCC Head: Ukraine needs educational reform

RISU - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 02:46
This position was outlined by Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav on October 28, 2016, during the 88 General Assembly of Catholic Education in Europe Committee (CEEC) in Ukraine.
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UGCC Patriarch conveyed condolences to the family of Bohdan Hawrylyshyn

RISU - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 03:39
It is with great sorrow that I learnt the news about the departure to our Lord Jesus Christ for eternal reward of the beloved man, father and grandfather - Mr. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn. On behalf of the Synod of Bishops from me personally I would like to convey condolences to all of you and assure you in my prayers in intention for the departed.
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A two volume edition about Josyp Slipyj presented in Lviv

RISU - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 03:50
A two-volume edition “Patriarch Josyp Slipyj and belles lettres” was presented on October 24, 2016 in Volodymyr Hnatuyk Ternopil National Pedagogical University.
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Together we proclaim the joy of the Gospel, Bishops of the Oriental Catholic Churches in Europe

RISU - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 06:21
The meeting ended on Sunday, October 23, with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Trinity Church presided over by His Beatitude Svlatoslav Schevchuk.
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The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church opened 225 communities in Western European countries

RISU - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 06:38
Thanks to the coordinated cooperation between the faithful, hierarchs and priests in Western Europe, where the UGCC has no church entities, 255 religious communities have been successfully opened, 173 of which are under the care of priests.
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