God’s Martyr, History’s Witness: Blessed Nykyta Budka the First Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Bishop of Canada has been published by the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton and the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies.
A pre-release screening of the film Jacob's Ladder was held in Kyiv. The main charachters of the documentary are three classmates - the former head of the UGCC Lubomyr Husar, the son of UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army) commander Yuriy Shuhevych, and a medic Borys Bilynsky.
The Russian Orthodox Church is helping to spread propaganda about the crisis in Ukraine, a Ukrainian Catholic bishop in Britain has said to Catholic Herald.
On the 23rd anniversary of the independence of Ukraine, the Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav blessed a Memorial Cross of the Heavenly Hundred near the interconfessional Church of St. Mykola the Miracle Worker at the National Technical University of Ukraine.
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav addressed Catholic episcopal conferences, political leaders and all people of good will regarding the situation in Ukraine and the accusations of Russian Orthodox Church against Greek Catholics.
The message will be read on August 24 in all the churches of the UGCC.
On Saturday, August 16, it became known that the premises of the monastery of All Saints of Ukrainian people of the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate in Donetsk was captured by the Pro-Russian mercenaries.
Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church, has recently called upon the Primates of Orthodox Churches to protect Orthodox Christians in Eastern Ukraine from "uniates" and "schismatics."
The secretary general of the Greek Catholic Synod of Bishops, Bishop Bogdan Dziurach, told The Tablet that his church had designated around 70 priests for military work, of whom a dozen were currently serving in the eastern conflict zone.
Head of the UGCC Sviatoslav Shevchuk on August 10 in the town of Dolyna, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, took part in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Cardinal Ivan Myroslav Lubachivsky, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (1984-2000).
The Holy Father Francis appointed as Bishop of Saint Josaphat in Parma of the Ukrainians (USA), the Rev. Fr. Bohdan Danylo, from the clergy of Stamford Eparchy of the Ukrainians, the present Rector of the Seminary of St. Basil in the same eparchy.
The Dognal sect again stepped up its activities in western Ukraine. This time, its representatives lead protests against mobilization and demand to stop the Anti-Terrorist Operation in eastern Ukraine under the guise of the movement of Soldiers' Mothers.
The last time a bishop was ordained in Halychthe time of King Danylo (thirteenth century).
"On behalf of all of the faithful of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Eparchy in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, and Switzerland, and in the name of all Ukrainians in these lands, I express our heartfelt condolences and spiritual solidarity.
On July 20, Prime Minister of Ukraine Yatsenyuk joined the All-Ukrainian Pilgrimage to Zarvanytsya in Ternopil. Along with tens of thousands of believers, he participated in the Liturgy of the Virgin Mary’s spiritual center of Zarvanytsya.
A Christian has no right to be an initiator of murder, because it is always evil. But, in particular, in the military confrontation, a Christian has a responsibility to defend his land and their people in the ways and means proportionate to the attack, said His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Head of the UGCC, answering questions by young people during this year's Ukrainian Youth Pilgrimage to Zarvanytsya.
On behalf of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) expressed condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the plane crash in Donetsk region and urged the international community to do everything possible to stop armed aggression against Ukraine. This was stated in his letter to the ambassadors of foreign countries, published by the UGCC Information Department.
On July 18, Bishop Bohdan (Dziurakh), Secretary of the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC, prayed for the repose of the victims of the terrorists attack on Boeing 777 in front of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kyiv.