Category: Patriarchate News

UGCC Head on the causes of the coronavirus: We, Christians, believe in a merciful God

UGCC Head on the causes of the coronavirus: We, Christians, believe in a merciful God

When we see a horrible trouble ahead, obviously everyone asks “what have I done to deserve this?” Christians are seeking spiritual answers to this question. As Christians we do not believe in a punishing God. We believe in a merciful God. The Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church His Beatitude Sviatoslav said […]

With gratitude and admiration, I gaze today on your pastoral zeal, His Beatitude Sviatoslav in Pastoral Letter to the Clergy of the UGCC

With gratitude and admiration, I gaze today on your pastoral zeal, His Beatitude Sviatoslav in Pastoral Letter to the Clergy of the UGCC

With gratitude and admiration, I gaze today on your pastoral zeal for human souls in these circumstances of great universal pain and general anxiety. I was particularly impressed with the words of our brother in Italy, who said: “I do not fear this virus! I am only afraid of becoming a carrier of this disease […]

His Beatitude Sviatoslav to the priests: People are the greatest wealth of our Church, so take care of them!

His Beatitude Sviatoslav to the priests: People are the greatest wealth of our Church, so take care of them!

People are our greatest wealth. In today’s circumstances, caring for our faithful means communicating with them, and, after learning about their needs, responding as quickly as possible. The Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, said this during an online meeting with UGCC priests serving in Austria, Portugal and Latvia. […]

Head of the UGCC to the youth of Ukraine and world: take in your hands, like green branches, Christian values, and greet Christ with them

Head of the UGCC to the youth of Ukraine and world: take in your hands, like green branches, Christian values, and greet Christ with them

His Beatitude Sviatoslav stressed that after the great epidemics in the past, people began to look at each other in a new way and to rethink life values. “We see today that we are facing such a ‘new time’. We can confidently say that global humanity will be different. However, it will only depend on […]

His Beatitude Sviatoslav on Palm Sunday: The power of God is an ally of man in the face of sickness, suffering, and death

His Beatitude Sviatoslav on Palm Sunday: The power of God is an ally of man in the face of sickness, suffering, and death

May this feast be the feast of the power of God, who is an ally of man in the face of sickness, suffering and death. May God be an ally of young men who want to change this world for the better. This was stated today by His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Father and Head of the […]

Christ Church has always worked against a pandemic called “sin”, – bishop Yosyf Milyan

Christ Church has always worked against a pandemic called “sin”, – bishop Yosyf Milyan

“Christ’s Church has always worked against a pandemic called “sin”. Everything negative what is happening in this world is caused by a sin anyway. Inappropriate usage of resources, land, approach to science… Examples are numerous”. Said bishop Yosyf Milyan, bishop auxiliary of Kyiv Archeparchy during an online meeting on April 9, 2020 held by Kyiv […]

Pope Francis: Today there are crucified ones who die of love

Pope Francis: Today there are crucified ones who die of love

The Holy Father telephoned Italian television to express his solidarity with all those affected by the pandemic. On April 10, 2020, the voice of Pope Francis echoed unexpectedly in the studio of the Italian public broadcaster Rai and in the homes of viewers watching “In Your Image” on Good Friday.  TV presenter Lorena Bianchetti did […]

Our Church will always serve the people who are suffering, Head of the UGCC

Our Church will always serve the people who are suffering, Head of the UGCC

Thank you for letting your Mother Church be with you. You prayed with us remotely through the livestreaming, but Mother Church has been close to you where you are now: in your homes in different corners of the globe. This was stated today by His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Father and Head of the UGCC, at the […]

Bishop Yosyf Milyan congratulated His Beatitutde Sviatoslav on the 11th anniversary of his episcopal installation

Bishop Yosyf Milyan congratulated His Beatitutde Sviatoslav on the 11th anniversary of his episcopal installation

“May God with his mercy grant You talents and grace, which Maria received from Him too, for being perfect in fulfilling His will. We can probably accomplish great deeds. But what is the most important for every Christian and, particularly, to a priest and bishop – to accomplish God’s will”. With these words bishop Yosyf […]

Today, the pastors are called to shine confidently with faith and care for the people, His Beatitude Sviatoslav

Today, the pastors are called to shine confidently with faith and care for the people, His Beatitude Sviatoslav

“Today we celebrate Easter in extraordinary circumstances. The celebratory words of undefeated hope – ‘Christ is risen! Truly, he is risen!’ – resound throughout the world this year in empty churches. A new deadly disease forced humankind to stop and rethink the value of human life and its manner of action,” writes His Beatitude Sviatoslav […]