Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

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Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, pictured at Vatican Radio, July 8, 2019.

Ukraine major archbishop responds to Russian invasion: ‘The Lord is with us’

Feb 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“We believe that in this historic moment the Lord is with us,” Ukrainian Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk said on Thursday. Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Major archbishop: Russia’s east Ukraine move places ‘all of humanity’ in danger

Feb 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘Irreparable damage has been done to the very logic of international relations,’ he said. Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, pictured at Vatican Radio, July 8, 2019.

Major archbishop urges Ukrainians to be united in face of ‘great threat’

Feb 15, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Feb. 16 will be observed as a “day of unity” in Ukraine. Read more

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

Major archbishop: Church offers hope amid ‘very dangerous escalation’ in Ukraine crisis

Feb 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk was speaking at an Aid to the Church in Need online event. Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, meets Pope Francis, Nov. 11, 2021.

Major archbishop: Pope Francis’ day of prayer for Ukraine brings ‘hope of peace’

Jan 26, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

‘We are grateful to the pope, who heard our voice,’ he told CNA. Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, with Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference.

Catholic bishops of Ukraine and Poland say Russia tensions pose ‘great danger’

Jan 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Church leaders appealed to world leaders to ‘refrain from hostilities.’ Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, meets Pope Francis, Nov. 11, 2021.

Major archbishop thanks Pope Francis for support as Ukraine faces multiple crises

Nov 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said the country faced rising poverty. Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Major archbishop: ‘Ukraine is expecting the Holy Father to visit’

May 3, 2021

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk said the pope could visit the Eastern European country despite the pandemic. Read more

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

Burned car in the center of city after unrest in Odesa, Ukraine.

Archbishop makes plea to remember Ukraine’s ‘silent and forgotten war’

Aug 9, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Four years of fighting in eastern Ukraine have led to “the biggest humanitarian crisis on the European continent since the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halyč at the Vatican's Santa Marta guesthouse, July 3,2018.

Francis thanks Ukrainian Greek-Catholics for their 'service to Christian unity'

Jul 6, 2018

According to a release from the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, during a meeting with the Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halyč on Tuesday,... Read more

 Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

Archbishop: Russian invasion of Ukraine is a ‘silent war’

Jun 15, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Speaking at the end of a closed-door meeting on religious freedom at the US Embassy to the Holy See, Major... Read more

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

Analysis: Why Greek Catholics of Ukraine seek recognition as a patriarchate

Mar 4, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is not a patriarchate, but it would like to be.  Read more