The All-Ukraine exhibition of icons and carvings made by people in prison has been presented in Ivano-Frankivsk
A group of elementary school students hope their voices will be heard by first lady Michelle Obama to help free an imprisoned female Ukrainian pilot, informs Jameson Cook from the Macomb Daily
On 15th March 2015, Bishop Peter Stasiuk C.Ss.R. welcomed Fr. Ihor Kolisnyk C.Ss.R. to New Zealand and officially launched the new parish at 2 Glen Oaks, St. Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand. Fr. Ihor had only arrived in late February from the Redemptorist monastery in Lviv, Ukraine.
The archbishop says a visit from Pope Francis would give him an opportunity to pray for Christians suffering persecution in the Ukraine and throughout the Middle East.
On the Cross Sunday, a religious prayerful procession, traditionally organizes Lviv Archeparchy of the UGCC, was held with the support of Lviv City Council.
Pope Francis has given his assent to the canonical election by the Synod of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church of Rev. Fr. Teodor (Taras) Martynyuk, M.S.U., as auxiliary of the archieparchy of Ternopil'-Zboriv.
President Poroshenko and Prime Minister of Ukraine Yatsenyuk expressed condolences to the clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church on the death of Head of the Diocese Archbishop Gregor Buniatyan.
“During our visit to the Vatican I was approached in the temple by local journalists and asked about the situation in Ukraine. And they said that Ukraine is like a man who was beaten and Europe was like those who passed by.”
Rev. Dr. Bohdan Prach and faculty of the Ukrainian Catholic University wrote an open letter to the Rectors and academic communities of the Catholic Universities, Members of the European Federation of Catholic Universities – FUCE - urging them to speak up in defence of the Ukrainian PoW Nadia Savchenko.
March 3, 2015, Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk met with Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.
A monument by Lviv sculptor Stepan Fedoryn will be installed in Andriy Sheptytskiy Square in the center of Ivano-Frankivsk. This project won the competition, which lasted for two years, says RISU correspondent Natalia Paliy.
Gifts by the Knights of $200,000 each to the Greek and Latin Rite Catholic communities of Ukraine are being used for humanitarian relief, including projects that feed and aid homeless children and refugees living on the streets of the capital city of Kyiv.
Archbishop Shevchuk also mentioned the words the Pope addressed to Ukraine’s bishops - “I am at your side and at your service”.
On the anniversary of the tragic shooting of peaceful protesters of the Revolution of Dignity on Maidan (Independence Square) Patriarch Filaret of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine blessed to perform in all churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church the memorial service in memory of fallen heroes of the Heaven’s Hundred on Friday, February 20, 2015.
On February 17, during the visit of the UGCC hierarchs to the Holy See – Ad Limina, the bishops of the UGCC Synod headed by Patriarch Sviatoslav visited the Vatican State Secretariat, as reported by the Information Department of the UGCC with reference to the press service of St Sophia community.
On February 16-21, the UGCC bishops led by His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, are tovisit Rome for the purpose of pilgrimage to the tombs of the Apostles.