Gifts by the Knights of $200,000 each to the Greek and Latin Rite Catholic communities of Ukraine are being used for humanitarian relief, including projects that feed and aid homeless children and refugees living on the streets of the capital city of Kyiv.
Archbishop Shevchuk also mentioned the words the Pope addressed to Ukraine’s bishops - “I am at your side and at your service”.
On the anniversary of the tragic shooting of peaceful protesters of the Revolution of Dignity on Maidan (Independence Square) Patriarch Filaret of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine blessed to perform in all churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church the memorial service in memory of fallen heroes of the Heaven’s Hundred on Friday, February 20, 2015.
On February 17, during the visit of the UGCC hierarchs to the Holy See – Ad Limina, the bishops of the UGCC Synod headed by Patriarch Sviatoslav visited the Vatican State Secretariat, as reported by the Information Department of the UGCC with reference to the press service of St Sophia community.
On February 16-21, the UGCC bishops led by His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, are tovisit Rome for the purpose of pilgrimage to the tombs of the Apostles.
The Ukrainian Catholic Bishops in the United States have issued an appeal to clergy, religious and faithful for meditation and fasting for Ukraine.
Former prisoner of Soviet camps Myroslav Marynovych criticized the Vatican's current position on the Ukrainian issues and words of Pope Francis, who following advisors called the bloodshed in Donbass "fratricidal", not mentioning while Russia as the aggressor.
Spiritual renewal includes a three-day training, prayer, meditation on the Holy Scriptures. These retreats take place in monasteries near Lviv and in Hoshivskyy monastery of Ivano-Frankivsk. Silence and prayer in the monastery arewhat now fighters need the most, monks believe.
The Winnipeg chapter of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada is putting on a fundraising breakfast to help vulnerable girls in Lviv, Ukraine, who could fall prey to human traffickers. The Home of Hope is being run by the Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate, CBC Manitoba informs.
$15,000 in cash and donation cheques was reported stolen from an Oakville church earlier this month.
"It is with great pain that I learned the terrible news about the terrorist attacks in France. On behalf of all the bishops and the faithful of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, I wish to join in prayer to the suffering of the families afflictedby grief and sorrow, to all the sisters and brothers of our beloved French people,” writes head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav in a letter of condolences to Monsignor Georges Pontier, Archbishop of Marseille, Chairman of the Bishops' Conference of France.
In investigating the shooting of the HeavenlyHundred Ukrainian society needs justice, not revenge. It was said by head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav in his interview with Channel 5 on Christmas.
Many Ukrainians were brought up to dislike Ukraine. Their opinion can be changed only by doing good things to them and raising life standards, Cardinal Liubomyr Huzar, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, told Radio Svoboda.
The priests of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church were tortured,a UGCC priest was seated in an electric chair, but the occupied part of Donbas has not been left without pastoral care. It was stated the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav in an interview with the Internet newspaper Censor.net.