On 18 May, in the garrison Church of St. Peter and Paul in Lviv, the 55th International Pilgrimage to Lourdes began with a celebratory liturgy led by the head of the Department of the Patriarchal Curia for Pastoral Care in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Bishop Mykhail Koltun, jointly with the Roman Catholic Bishop Stanislav Szyrokoradiuk.
The second national Ukrainian pilgrimage of the clergy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will be held to celebrate the anniversary of the declaration of Holy Martyr Omelian Kovch patron of the pastors of UGCC.
The Ukrainian Catholic University invites interested persons to the International Museum Day, which will be held at 3 p.m. on May 16 at 35a Khutorivka Street in Lviv
In an interview to КАІ Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) expressed hope that the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Catholic Church in Poland will continue to play the leading role in the process of Ukrainian-Polish reconciliation.
“I was recently in Istanbul, where I met with Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. I was surprised by his openness and desire to unite our churches. He did not treat us as Uniates that interfere with the Orthodox-Catholic dialogue. We saw the great patriarch and his desire to seek church unity,” said the Patriarch Sviatoslav.
Patriarch Sviatoslav of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church made a pastoral visit to the Greek Catholic Exarchate in Athens on May 10-12 for the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Ukrainian community of St. Nicholas.
With the blessing of Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), on 8 May, in the premises of the bishop’s residence of the Eparchy of St. Volodymyr the Great in Paris, a regular meeting of the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in Western Europe was held.
In the Tysmennytsia District of Ivano-Frankivsk Region, on 9 May, the victims of the Communist repressions of NKVD of 1939-1941 were reburied.
Roman Catholic bishops of Poland, who held their meeting in Czestochowa, decided to prepare together with the Ukrainian Greek Catholic bishops an epistle on the occasion of the anniversary of the Volyn Tragedy.
The primates and bishops of Ukrainian Churches issued Easter addresses.
Thursday, April 25th, 7.00PM at the Ukrainian Institute in London
Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk, and head of the Department of Foreign Relations of UGCC, Bishop Borys Gudziak, met with Patriarch Bartholomew I in his residence in Istanbul.
Photos from today's meeting with His All-Holiness, Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch.
On April 19, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk, and the head of the Department of Foreign Relations of UGCC, Bishop Borys Gudziak, set off for a pilgrimage to Constantinople.
During the 16th national Ukrainian conference “Painful traumas of the past: historic truth and imperatives of reality,” held at the Ukrainian Catholic University on 12-13 April, scholars from all over Ukraine discussed ways of settlement of historic conflicts.
On 15 April, at the Institute of Criminal-Executive Service (village of Vita Poshtova), the presentation of the book “To serve prisoners” will be held.
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk, led a delegation of the UGCC to the Holy Land. The delegation stayed there from April 4 to 10. The pilgrimage was organized on the occasion of the Year of Faith.
On 8 April, the delegation of UGCC led by its Head, Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) held two important meetings in the Holy Land, with the Apostolic Nuncio in Israel, Giuseppe Lazzarotto and Patriarch Fouad Twal of the Roman Catholic Church of Jerusalem.
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk, on April 5 met in Haifa with Archbishop Elias Chacour of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. The hierarchs discussed possibilities of an increase of UGCC presence in Israel.
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk, led a delegation of the UGCC to the Holy Land. The delegation is to stay there from April 4 to 10.