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).
UGCC Head Patriarch Sviatoslav expresses hope that the newly elected President of Poland Andrzej Duda will maintain friendly, good-neighborly relations with Ukraine.
In the follow-up to the meeting of representatives of the Catholic Church of Poland and Ukraine held June 9, 2015, Ukrainian and Polish bishops signed a joint communiqué.
UGCC Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) wrote a letter to Pope Francis on the eve of his meeting with President Vladimir Putin. Head of the UGCC said that the Ukrainian Church willclosely follow this meeting with great interest and pray for the Pope.
KNA (Katholische Nachrichtagentur) media inquired about the expectations of the UGCC of Pope Francis’ meeting with Vladimir Putin that which is to happen this day.
Faced with the greatest humanitarian disaster since the fall of the totalitarian regime, His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halyč, thanked his confrères for the prayers and spiritual closeness of the sister churches, and recalled the generosity of the various national Caritas organisations, calling for a renewed solidarity of the international community.
Ukrainians tend to occupy a prominent place in Europe as a Christian nation and the Christian Ukraine “may become a challenge for the awakening of secularized Europe.”
On May 31, a youth ethno-spiritual festival was held in Chernivtsi Skansen. Traditionally it is the feast of Pentecost and is organized by Obnova association.
In one of the spiritual centers of Ternopil region a monument to the heroes of Heaven’s Hundred and ATO soldiers will be erected.
On May 24-25, at the Vatican, the IX sessional meeting of the Ordinary Council of the Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church is held. The meeting is chaired by Pope Francis.
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church plans to provide spiritual rehabilitation for the ATO participants at Hoshiv monastery in Ivano-Frankivsk region. Chaplain of Ivano-Frankivsk hospice Fr. Yaroslav Rokhmaniv was reported as saying this by Day newspaper.
May 17, in the representative office of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) Chairman of the supervisory board of the construction division at the Patriarchal Cathedral Church Bishop Iosyp (Milian) met with the head of the Canadian-Ukrainian foundation Victor Getmanchuk.
On May 15-16, 2015 members of the Working Group on Implementation of the Strategy 2020 pondered over the implementation of the priority areas of development of the UGCC in 2013-2015 under the program “Live parish is a place to meet the living Christ.”
Investing in Ukraine is both possible and necessary today. Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav said this on May 14, speaking at the International Investment Conference “New Ukraine 2015” in Kyiv.
Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav came to the French capital with pastoral visit that will last until 11 May.
"Victory over evil,”believes the Primate of the Church,“that involved the whole international community, is used to construct a neo-Soviet myth, which generates a new war, and the Ukrainian nation becomes its new victim.”
On 2-3 May, the celebrations were held to mark the consecration of children orphanage in the village of Demenky, Kobelyatsky district, Poltava region. The celebration began on Saturday after the evening, headed by Bishop Stephen (Menyok), Donetsk Exarchate of the UGCC.
Kharkiv Regional Brotherhood of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called supports the intention of Archbishop Ihor (Isichenko) to establish Eucharistic unity of Kharkiv-Poltava Eparchy with the UGCC, as reported in their statement.