Bishop of the Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy Richard Steven (Seminack) passed away at the age of 74, after a protracted battle with cancer. He died peacefully at Alden Poplar Creek Rehabilitation Center in Hoffman Estates, IL on August 16 at 3:33 PM (Central Time).
The prize winner was announced on August 5 at the University of Vienna. Representatives of the International Franko Fund reported that Lubomyr (Husar) won among the 14 nominees for the award.
The Russian Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow has stepped up its complaints against Ukrainian Catholic Church, demanding that the next worldwide meeting of Orthodox leaders should discuss the status of Eastern churches that are in communion with Rome.
Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople thanked the Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) for his support of the Pan-Orthodox Council, which he expressed in his letter.
I urge everyone to come this week, especially on July 28, the day of St. Prince Volodymyr, to our churches and by tradition to renew the vows we gave by the mouths of our godparents on the day of our Baptism.
For Ukrainian youth, according to the Primate of the UGCC, this is an extraordinary opportunity to tell the truth about the events in Ukraine, “about faith and hope of Ukraine’s Christians who, being in the situation of war, remain the believing people of God.”
Patriarch Sviatoslav stressed that the Moscow Patriarchate was often used as a tool in the hands of the aggressor and the problem lied in the fact that the Moscow Patriarchate community at the level of its spokespersons proved unable to conduct the dialogue with society.
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.