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His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

Major Archbishop: Ukrainians living in ‘psychological terror’ as Russian troops gather at border

Apr 19, 2021

‘On behalf of the Ukrainian people, I ask you to pray for peace,’ says Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church leader Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk with Pope Francis in 2020.

Pope Francis prays for peace as Ukraine-Russia tensions rise

Apr 18, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“I follow with great concern the events in some areas of eastern Ukraine, where violations of the ceasefire have multiplied... Read more

Distribution of Holy Communion at an Orthodox Divine Liturgy in Ukraine. Photo courtesy of Oleksandr Drabinko.

Catholic and Orthodox Churches in Ukraine consider how to distribute Communion

Mar 13, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted discussions in Ukraine over whether precautions should be taken related to the reception of Holy... Read more

Bishop John Bura, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia, who retired Nov. 15, 2019.

Ukrainian auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia retires at 75

Nov 15, 2019

The resignation of Bishop John Bura, an auxiliary bishop of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia, was accepted Nov. 15, five... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Ukrainian Greek Catholic leaders at the Vatican July 5, 2019.

Pope Francis tells Ukrainian Catholic leaders to persevere in hope amid Donbas conflict

Jul 6, 2019

By Courtney Mares

One day following his private audience with Vladimir Putin, Pope Francis met Friday with leaders of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic... Read more

Archbishop Borys Gudziak during the Divine Liturgy of his enthronement as Ukrainian Archbishop of Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia.

New Ukrainian Archbishop of Philadelphia: Let us be filled with hope

Jun 6, 2019

Bishop Borys Gudziak was enthroned Tuesday as Archbishop of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia, which heralded the arrival of the... Read more

Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family, Washington, D.C.

New archbishop announced for Ukrainian archeparchy in US

Feb 18, 2019

The Vatican announced on Monday that Bishop Boris Gudziak has been named as the new Archbishop of the Ukrainian Archeparchy... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the community of the Ukrainian Pontifical College of Saint Josaphat at the Vatican, Nov. 9, 2017.

Pope encourages Ukrainian seminarians to peace, ecumenism

Nov 9, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Meeting with the community of a Ukrainian Greek Catholic seminary in Rome on Thursday, Pope Francis encouraged them build up... Read more

Clerics lead prayer at the Sheptytsky Institute's celebration of its arrival at USMC in Toronto, July 25, 2017.

What an academic institute in Canada means for Ukrainian Catholics

Aug 17, 2017

A longtime institute on Eastern Christianity has played a pivotal role in restoring the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church after the... Read more

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, at Ukraine's shrine of Zarvanytsia, July 15, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.

Be protagonists of change, Cardinal Sandri tells Ukrainian youth

Jul 19, 2017

By Elise Harris

At the close of his recent trip to Ukraine, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri met with youth from the troubled country, telling... Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (L) greets his predecessor, Cardinal Lubomyr Husar (R), who died May 31, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Kyiv-Halych.

Ukraine's Cardinal Lubomyr Husar recalled as a spiritual father

Jun 6, 2017

Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, Major Archbishop Emeritus of Kyiv-Halych and former head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, died May 31... Read more

Bishop Venedykt Aleksiychuk, who was appointed Bishop of the Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Eparchy of Chicago April 20, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Lviv.

Ukrainian Catholic eparchy of Chicago receives new bishop

Apr 20, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on April 20 appointed Bishop Venedykt (Valery) Aleksiychuk as Bishop of the Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Eparchy of Chicago.  Read more

Pope Francis meets with Major Archbishop Shevchuk and other members of the Permanent Synod of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church at the Vatican, March 5, 2016.

Pope Francis lauds fidelity of Ukrainian Greek-Catholics

Mar 7, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis met with leaders of the Permanent Synod of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church (UGCC) on Saturday, praising their people's... Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk speaks to CNA at the Vatican, Oct. 9, 2015.

What Archbishop Shevchuk saw in the meeting of the Pope and Patriarch Kirill

Feb 24, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

What’s next for ecumenism? After the recent meeting between Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, the head of... Read more

A Ukrainian Catholic priest at prayer during protests in Kyiv's Maidan Square, February 2014.

Ukrainian Catholic bishops urge prayer, fasting ahead of Sunday's ceasefire

Feb 12, 2015

By Elise Harris, Matt Hadro

The Ukrainian Catholic bishops in the US issued a letter on Wednesday asking their faithful to pray and fast for... Read more

Fr. Bohdan Kosteskiy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church ministers to the faithful in Crimea, October 2014.

Faith in the time of annexation: A tough choice for Crimea's Church

Nov 4, 2014

Since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March, religious groups there – aside from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) –... Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Kyiv-Halych, at the Vatican Oct. 13, 2014.

Ukrainian dignity and determination, as a nation votes for change

Oct 28, 2014

Travelling to Ukraine as the country prepared to go to the polls Oct. 26, Neville Kyrke-Smith of Aid to the... Read more

A Greek Catholic chapel set up in Kyiv's Maidan Square during protests in February, 2014.

Russian expansion endangers Catholics in Ukraine, nuncio warns

Sep 29, 2014

The apostolic nuncio to Ukraine has urged efforts to support Catholics in the nation, warning that Russia’s expansion into the... Read more

Pope names new bishop for Ohio-based eparchy

Aug 7, 2014

Pope Francis has named seminary rector Father Bohdan J. Danylo as new bishop for the Parma, Ohio-based Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy... Read more

A Divine Liturgy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church celebrated during protests in Kyiv's Maidan Square, Feb., 2014.

Maidan protests gave rise to a 'new society' in Ukraine

Apr 10, 2014

The three months of protests in Kyiv’s Maidan Square were a demonstration of Ukrainians’ moving beyond fear to find their... Read more