UGCC News

Meeting of Eastern Catholic hierarchs of Europe begins in Lviv

RISU - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 08:26
On October 24, 2014, in the recollections center of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Lviv, located in Bryukhovychi near Lviv, the annual meeting of the Eastern Catholic hierarchs of Europe began, this time it is devoted to the 25th anniversary of the UGCC’s leaving underground.
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If we elect bandits again, we may end up with third Maidan, says Lubomyr (Husar)

RISU - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:28
“In order to not miss the chance we have to work. Stop stealing, taking bribes and raking in money, and start working for the society.” This opinion was expressed by Archbishop Emeritus Lubomyr (Husar) in an interview with Krayina (The Country) magazine.
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UGCC may be prohibited in Crimea

RISU - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 01:22
Crimean authorities issued a law according to which all religious organizations must undergo the process of re-registration by the end of 2014.
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Orthodox, Catholics and Protestants in Ukraine today are more united than ever before, Head of the UGCC

RISU - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:04
This is the opinion that Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) the UGCC expressed on October 23, during a briefing on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of legalization of the UGCC.
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Provocations of Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) ended in a fiasco in Rome, UGCC Patriarch Sviatoslav

RISU - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:21
The speech by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) at the Synod of Bishops in Rome damaged the Russian Orthodox Church herself. This is a commentary that UGCC Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) made today at a press conference at St. George's Hill in Lviv regarding the speech by Metropolitan Hilarion, DECR Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate, made in Rome.
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Voters should check whom they elect, and populists should be punished, says His Beatitude Liubomyr

RISU - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:13
The spiritual leader of Ukrainians regrets that still there are many candidates who are willing to buy votes, and a lot of people who are willing to sell their votes. “We are to make the vote responsible yet. I realized that still a lot of buckwheat and sugar are being distributed, unfortunately.”
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Head of Church categorically rejected Moscow's accusations of aggravation of the Union problem

RISU - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:04
He noted that if the church hierarchy at least ceased to attack each other in their statements, declarations and appeals, then they would do a lot, “so that peace reigned in our land and the faithful children of our churches did not die.”
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Religious Procession to be Held in Lviv to Mark Anniversary of UGCC’s Legalization

RISU - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 04:34
To mark the 25th anniversary of the emergence of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church from the underground, a religious procession will be held in Lviv on October 19, 2014.
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UGCC Bishop Dziurakh: Despite efforts of Moscow Patriarchate, ecumenical dialogue goes forward

RISU - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:21
"And this gives us hope that the ecumenical dialogue is moving forward despite the various difficult moments of crisis," concluded the Secretary of the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC.
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Chapel in memory of deceased Ukrainian soldiers consecrated in Kolomyia

RISU - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:16
On September 27, a chapel with a statue of the Mother of God dedicated to the soldiers who died in the ATO was consecrated in Kolomyia.
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Patriarch Svistoslav visited the Australian Parliament

RISU - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:30
During his pilgrimage to Australia Patriarch Svistoslav on 25 of september visited the Australian Parliament in Canberra.
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Ukrainian patriarch visits Canberra, pays tribute to MH17 dead

RISU - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:22
The leader of the Ukrainian Catholic Church has paid tribute to the victims of flight MH17 and expressed his condolences to the families of the Australian casualties during a historic visit to Canberra.
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Head of the UGCC calls on Australian Ukrainians not to be afraid to visit Ukraine

RISU - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 01:39
On September 18, during a visit to Australia, Patriarch Sviatoslav, head of the UGCC, told the Australian Ukrainians in Perth about real events in Ukraine and the spirit of freedom, which Ukrainian are fighting for step by step despite everything. He also spoke about how the war united all Ukrainians in the struggle for the independence of Ukraine.
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Cardinal Dolan urges U.S. Catholics to respond to the pleas of Ukraine’s Greek Catholic bishops

RISU - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:50
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has urged U.S. Catholics to listen to the “chilling” pleas of Greek Catholic bishops who say Ukraine is “flowing with blood” due to the Russian military’s actions, CNA informs.
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UGCC hierarchs urged Ukrainians to recover from corruption, and politics from populism

RISU - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:18
In the Synodal message as of September 13 to the faithful of the UGCC and all people of good will regarding the socio-political situation in Ukraine before the election, the hierarchs of the UGCC called the current situation in Ukraine a pilgrimage of the nation to true freedom.
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Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk to visit Australia

RISU - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 02:53
For the first time Patriarch Sviatoslav will visit Ukrainians living in Australia. The two-week visit will begin on September 16.
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German Conference of Catholic Bishops called on international politicians to protect territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine

RISU - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:44
The German Conference of Catholic Bishops called on international politicians to protect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. In their appeal bishops said that according to the Budapest Memorandum, the United States, Britain and Russia were the guarantors of the integrity of Ukraine, the agency Kirchensite.de informs.
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Presentation of the illustrated informational catalogue “To the Light of Resurrection through the Thorns of Catacombs: The Underground Activity and Reemergence of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church”

RISU - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 04:58
Presentation of the illustrated informational catalogue “To the Light of Resurrection through the Thorns of Catacombs: The Underground Activity and Reemergence of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church” (Svitlana Hurkina, Deputy Editor. Lviv: Ukrainian Catholic University Press, 2014. 144 pp.) will take place on September 10th at the Publishers Forum.
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Blessed Budka Biography Published

RISU - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:28
God’s Martyr, History’s Witness: Blessed Nykyta Budka the First Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Bishop of Canada has been published by the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton and the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies.
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