On February 7, a historic event took place in the church of the Nativity of the Holy Theotokos - Kamyanets-Podilsk Diocese of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church was established.
Statement of the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies Regarding the Meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow in Cuba
The UGCC Media Department has released the following reaction of Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk to the announcement of the upcoming meeting of Pope Francis with Patriarch Kiril of Moscow, in Havana, Cuba.
Synod of the UGCC hierarchs appealed on February 4 to public officials, politicians and civil community in Ukraine with the last warning to the authorities and urged Ukrainians neither get disappointed nor fall in despair: “Now it is the deadline for authorities to change their minds in order to pass the point of no return, at which one can build a truly independent country without the devastating effects of the post-Soviet traumas.”
Bishop Stepan said that in Donetsk Greek Catholics were actively engaged in charity.
He studied philosophy in Krakow (Poland), theology in Tuhiv (Poland) and Innsbruck (Austria), where he received a master's degree.
Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav said it on Sunday during a sermon to the faithful in the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.
As part of the charity event “Bethlehem feast” students of the Ukrainian Catholic University invited 600 homeless people to spend Christmas Eve together.
More than 1,300 Israelis have taken part in the educational festival ‘Limud-2015’, held in Kibbutz Ginosar on Lake Kineret. One of the sponsors of this cultural project with a record number of participants was the organization ‘Ukrainian Jewish Encounter’.
Synod of Bishops of the UGCC, held in Ivano-Frankivsk from August 31 to September 6, 2015, discussed and approved for the term of five years the Ecumenical Concept of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. The document was published by the Information Department on December 25.
The new nuncio to Ukraine archbishop Claudio Gugerotti stressed in the interview to CREDO magazine the importance of good relations between the Roman and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Churches.
The papal legate had the opportunity to talk with military chaplains about the difficulties and needs in the ATO zone and thanked the priests for their service in the East of Ukraine. "You are the workers for world. Going to a war zone, you are bringing peace!” said the Apostolic Nuncio in his address to chaplains.
At the initiative of Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, on December 17, the Patriarchy of the UGCC hosted the meeting with clergymen of the Kharkiv-Poltava Eparchy of the UAOC.
On December 15, 2015 one hundred twenty military chaplains of the UGCC who have performed and now perform their service in the ATO zone will receive the Honorary Award “Military Chaplain Cross” from the hands of Patriarch Sviatoslav.
On Friday, December 11, 2015, the Vatican announced that the Holy Father blessed the decision of the Synod of Bishops on the establishment of Kamyanets-Podilsk diocese with its headquarters in the city of Khmelnitskyy, by its separation from territory of Ternopil-Zboriv Archdiocese and subordinating to this Metropolitan See.
Within the special project “People of the Year”, the editorial of Novoye Vremya (New Time) magazine conferred on UCU President Borys Gudziak the “Novoye Vremya People 2015" award for the establishment of Ukrainian university according to European standards.
We, the Catholic bishops of Ukraine, defending the dignity of the human person created as man or woman in the image of God, and taking care of sanctity and dignity of the family, aware of our duty to God and the fate of future generations, warn Ukrainian society of the danger of a new ideological enslavement of our people.
The image of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ, which dates from the seventeenth century, comes from the cathedral of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the Polish city of Jaroslaw.
Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav urged Ukrainian authorities not to shift the burden of the current problems on the shoulders of the weakest and most vulnerable people.
The Sixty-ninth session of the Synod of Bishops of the Kyiv-Galician Major Archbishopric of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church was held at Patriarch Yosyp Slipyy Retreat Center in Lviv-Bryukhovychi on November 24-25, 2015, UGCC website reports.