There is a difference between peace and truce. The truce is a nonaggression pact. But this is not the desired solution. To achieve peace, both sides involved should strive for it. It cannot be so that one side wanted peace, and the other did the service: “Well, you are not going to attack.” This is only a truce. There will be no peace if only one side wants it.”
Father Andriy Buhvak told our correspondent in Zaporizhya Olena Piddubna: “We are starting to work on the project design. This is a big job, but very happy for us.”
Both Ukrainian and French paid tribute to the memory of the opera singer Vasyl Slipak, who died from sniper bullets at the outskirts of Debaltseve. It has been reported by TSN.
In Dnipro city, representatives of seven Christian denominations, united in the Council of Christian Churches of Dnipropetrovsk Region, presented a video entitled “Our Father” as part of a joint project,” RISU correspondent Sofia Bohutska reports.
The cardinal recalled that in the last century Ukrainian people became martyrs who endured the madness of Nazism and Communism, famine and turmoil of the Chernobyl disaster.
Official Russian Orthodox representatives were invited but did not attend in person, presenting their papers in absentia, thus making any kind of personal dialogue or conversation during the conference impossible.
St. Anthony Social House will appear on Volodymyr the Great’s street, near the Church of St Peter, where the Greek Catholic Franciscans serve.
On June 2, Heads of Churches, former Presidents of Ukraine and known state and public figures, intellectuals issued an appeal to the state leadership of Poland and Polish community.
On Saturday, the UGCC Synod opened its regular session in Chicago. The tradition to hold session of the Permanent Synod of the UGCC in different dioceses has already existed for many years and has proven to be beneficial for the episcopate, and for the local church community, the Information Department of the UGCC reports.
Before the general audience on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Pope Francis descended from the panoramic car, in which he moved between sectors in St. Peter's Square, and, while welcoming the pilgrims, approached the group of Ukrainian military.
On May 30-31, Chair of Pastoral Migration Department of the UGCC Bishop Joseph (Milian), together with the Secretary of PMD Fr Andriy Gakh to make a working visit to Cyprus.
The Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church told it in an interview to Italian newspaper SettimanaNews.
Representatives of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations met with students oft Harvard University who are interested in the developments in Ukraine and united in the group “The Group for Tomorrow's Ukraine”. AUCCRO was represented by the head of the UGCC, Patriarch Sviatoslav, the Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Yaakov Dov Bleich, chairman of the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine Ahmed Tamim and Kyivan Patriarchate Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zoria).
On this occasion the pastor and the Ukrainian community of Salerno extend sincere gratitude to the local Archbishop Luigi and all those who contributed to the action, website of the UGCC in Italy reports.
On May 8, in Kharkiv, representatives of three Christian denominations paid tribute to the deceased during the Second World War.
On the eve of the Resurrection of Christ, Primates and bishops of the Ukrainian churches appealed to the faithful and the clergy with messages dedicated to this feast.