Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has urged U.S. Catholics to listen to the “chilling” pleas of Greek Catholic bishops who say Ukraine is “flowing with blood” due to the Russian military’s actions, CNA informs.
In the Synodal message as of September 13 to the faithful of the UGCC and all people of good will regarding the socio-political situation in Ukraine before the election, the hierarchs of the UGCC called the current situation in Ukraine a pilgrimage of the nation to true freedom.
For the first time Patriarch Sviatoslav will visit Ukrainians living in Australia. The two-week visit will begin on September 16.
The German Conference of Catholic Bishops called on international politicians to protect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. In their appeal bishops said that according to the Budapest Memorandum, the United States, Britain and Russia were the guarantors of the integrity of Ukraine, the agency Kirchensite.de informs.
Presentation of the illustrated informational catalogue “To the Light of Resurrection through the Thorns of Catacombs: The Underground Activity and Reemergence of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church” (Svitlana Hurkina, Deputy Editor. Lviv: Ukrainian Catholic University Press, 2014. 144 pp.) will take place on September 10th at the Publishers Forum.
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.