The Department of the Patriarchal Curia of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church for Pastoral Care in the Armed Forces of Ukraine has appealed to the bishops of the UGCC to help secure chaplains for the Ukrainian military.
On March 4, during his official visit to Kyiv, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with representatives of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations. At the meeting, John Kerry commented on the religious community’s enormous peacekeeping role during the events on Independence Square.
"The role of the church is consistent. During the last three months, the church, especially the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, was with its people. And it will continue to remain with its people. If, God forbid, we will have to stand together on the battlefield with our soldiers, with our army, the Ukrainian Church, especially the UGCC, is ready to provide pastoral support."
The image of the Heavenly Hundred is in the conscience of the millions who remain on earth: Who will assume responsibility for the new national tragedy? Official investigations are not enough; a national, if not international, tribunal is needed.
On his Facebook page, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Bishop Borys Gudziak posted photos of EuroMaidan’s deceased heroes and urged for the creation of “the lives of the martyrs.”
On the Kyiv Maidan Redemptorist priests of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church again installed a chapel. The tent-chapel is now located between the stage and the statue of the Archangel Michael.
We unequivocally affirm that responsibility for the current escalation rests solely on the government – personally Viktor Yanukovych and his “hawkish” command.
The hegumen of the Monastery of St. Basil the Great in Kyiv told RISU over the phone the hired thugs did not attack the building during the night. There were a few young men in sportswear, who entered the monastery, but nothing happened.
The episcopal ordination of Father Mykhailo Bubniy, CSSR, will take place on April 7 in the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Kyiv.
On February 13, 2014, the Vatican reported that the pope gave his consent to the canonical election by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Synod of Bishops of the Exarch of Odesa.
If the United States and Europe abandon Ukraine or if they do not adopt a proactive policy, humanity may well be on the verge of a new Cold War, Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, said on the program Chas Time in Washington.
On February 5, Patriarch of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine Filaret (Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyiv Patriarchate) with Patriarch of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) led the prayer for Ukraine in the square in front of Taras Shevchenko monument in Washington.
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk and head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate) as well as government representatives and opposition leaders will attend today the National Prayer Breakfast, a traditional event held in Washington.
Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) Venedykt Aleksiychuk compared the current situation in Ukraine to the times of World War II.
Christians around the world pray for peace in Ukraine.
The Council of Hierarchs of the Greek Catholic Church of Slovakia expressed its sympathy to the people of neighboring Ukraine who are now experiencing difficult times.
Today Ukrainians have little trust in law enforcement officials. But it did not start now, but when the events in Vradiyivka unfolded and as a result of other cases where those who were supposed to protect the people abused them, Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk of the UGCC said.
On January 26, as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity an interfaith prayer service was held in the Ukrainian Greek Church of St. Basil the Great.