Roman and Greek Catholic bishops issued a joint communiqué in which they address the congregation with a call for peace and remind the newly elected MPs of their responsibility to the community and share their views on the family.
The Church of Elijah the Prophet in Dori, which was built in the 30's of last century, was burned to the ground this spring. Local residents decided to restore it. The wood is ready and the basement has been made.
On November 5, 2014, a meeting of the Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of Canada and the United States of America was held in Parma, Ohio, after the episcopal ordination of Bishop Bohdan Danylo, second bishop of the St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Parma.
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Eparchy of Saint Josaphat announces the following ordination and enthronement services of His Grace, Bishop BOHDAN will be broadcast on thier website http://stjosaphateparchy.com.
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.
“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.
Crimean authorities issued a law according to which all religious organizations must undergo the process of re-registration by the end of 2014.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
"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.
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.
During his pilgrimage to Australia Patriarch Svistoslav on 25 of september visited the Australian Parliament in Canberra.
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.
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.