Pope Francis calls on reps of different churches and religions to defend human dignity and build peace


   The meeting was held on March 20, 2013, in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace. Greeting the representatives of other Christian churches that participated in the inaugural Mass, the pope said that he will further pray for unity among believers.

Patriarch Sviatoslav: "Newly elected pope knows Ukrainian Catholic Church, its liturgy and spirituality"


   RISU correspondent in Rome Oksana Shkodziska took the commentary of Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk about newly elected Pope Francis.

New Pope has chosen name Francis


   The new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio will be called Francis, the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. He is also the first non-European pope in more than 1,200 years and the first member of the Jesuit order to lead the church.

Pope Benedict XVI Announces His Resignation at end of Month


   Pope Benedict XVI said he plans on resigning the papal office on February 28th. Below please find his announcement.

Bishops of 14 european countries pray together for victims of genocidal holodomor


   The Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) is praying for the victims of the Genocidal Holodomor together with the Catholic bishops of the Eastern Rite in Zagreb where they are having an annual meeting.

Archbishop Lubomyr (Husar): ‘If the government does not fulfill its obligations, then the society has not the right but the obligation to change it’


   During a meeting with graduate students in the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) master’s program in journalism, Archbishop Lubomyr (Husar) discussed the threat of secularism, the consumerist mindset of Ukrainians, and problems with the church’s involvement in politics in the context of globalization of modern Ukraine.

UGCC Head delivers a gift from Ukrainian pilgrims to the Holy Father


   In presenting this gift, His Beatitude Sviatoslav noted that this lamp symbolizes the Church which is “the light of nations” as is mentioned in the Constitution «Lumen gentium», ratified by the Second Vatican Council fifty years ago. The UGCC Head added that the restored Cathedral of St. Sophia in Rome signifies for UGCC, a new evangelization in the commencement by the Pope of the “Year of Faith” in the Catholic Church.

2013 Proclaimed Year of Faith in UGCC by its Synod


   In response to the initiative of Pope Benedict XVI, the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church held in Winnipeg proclaimed 2013 the Year of the Faith in the UGCC and set up an organizing committee to plan spiritual events in the context of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus-Ukraine, the Communicate of the Synod says.

25 Thousand People Attend Consecration Of Main UGCC Catedral In Kolomyia


   On August 19, 2012, in the town of Kolomyia of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, the main shrine of the Kolomyia-Chernivtsi Eparchy of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), the Cathedral of Transfiguration of Christ was consecrated.

Cardinal Husar: Unity of Church to be restored on basis of Religion and not Politics


   According to Cardinal Lubomyr (Husar), politics should be put aside from religion. “Talking about the one Church of the Kyivan tradition which unfortunately split in 4 in the course of history, we should restore it not on the basis of politics but on the basis of religion, our attitude to God,” said the hierarch on the TV show Shuster Live.

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