Patriarch Filaret of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate and the Synod of Bishops of theUkrainianGreek Catholic Church, which is being held these days in Ivano-Frankivsk, condemn the use of grenades and firearms during today's meeting by the walls of the Ukrainian Parliament, which resulted in death of one National Guard soldier and injuries of dozens of people according to media reports.
The UGCC Council entitled “Vibrant Parish as a place to meet the living Christ,” which has started its work today in Ivano-Frankivsk, has brought together 250 delegates from 57 countries. The Council is chaired by Head of the UGCC Patriarch Sviatoslav.
In an interview for the newspaper Verhovinsky novyny Archbishop Ihor (Isichenko), ruling bishop ofKharkiv-Poltava Eparchy of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (Renewed), expressed his views on the search of a model of interchurch relations in Ukraine, “Religion in Ukraine” reports.
Head of the UGCC Patriarch Sviatoslav said in his interview for the film “Face of the living Church”that the creative team of Zhyve.TV is working on.The first night of the film is scheduled for August 25 during the VI session of the Patriarchal Council of the UGCC.
On July 22, the jubilee (tenth) Tatar-Polish-Jewish-Ukrainian inter-religious youth seminar titled “The Ark” held under the slogan “Do justice when striving for peace” was officially opened at the Holy Dormition Lavra of Studite monastery in the village of Univ.
Pope Francis has signed a decree declaring "venerable" Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, who led the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the tumultuous period of both world wars and at the beginning of Soviet occupation, Cindy Wooden of CNS reports.
Head of the UGCC Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) on July 6 started his official pastoral visit to Spain. He is accompanied by sishop Dionysius (Liakhovich), Apostolic Visitor for the Ukrainian in Italy and Spain, the Information Department of the UGCC informs.
From 19 to 22 June 2015, Patriarch Sviatoslav is making a pastoral visit to the Ukrainian Diocese of St. Josaphat in Parma. During the visit, the patriarch led jubilee celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Holy Spirit parish in the city of Akron (Ohio).