Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

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The aftermath of missile strikes in Irpin, a satellite city on Kyiv’s western outskirts.

Ukrainian Catholic leader: ‘Kyiv is being transformed into the spiritual capital of the world’

Mar 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk issued a video message as Ukraine entered ‘the second week of this horrible war.’ Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk records a video message on March 2, 2022.

Ukrainian Catholic leader: ‘May the common prayer of the whole world bring peace to Ukraine’

Mar 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk sent a video message from Kyiv on the seventh day of the full-scale Russian invasion. Read more

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Ukrainian Catholic leader: ‘Let us pray for our enemies’

Mar 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk deplored the deaths of women and children amid the Russian invasion. Read more

Cardinal George Pell gives an interview to EWTN News in Rome, Italy, on Dec. 9, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Cardinal Pell condemns ‘illegal and ferocious Russian invasion’ in letter to Ukrainian Catholic leader

Mar 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Australian cardinal said he regretted the ‘absence of support’ for Ukrainians. Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk records a video message on Feb. 28, 2022.

Ukrainian Catholic leader: ‘May dialogue and diplomacy conquer war’

Feb 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk sent a video message from the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk records a video message on Feb. 27, 2022.

Ukrainian Catholic leader in Kyiv: Priests will celebrate Sunday liturgies in bomb shelters

Feb 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

Kyiv residents are unable to go to church because of a government-mandated curfew. Read more

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

Ukrainian Catholic leader: ‘No one has the right to stay silent’

Feb 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Today I ask everyone who will listen to us, everyone who will hear our voice from our bleeding Kyiv: fight... Read more

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

Pope Francis to Ukrainian Catholic leader: ‘I will do everything I can’ to help end conflict

Feb 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope assured Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of his closeness, support, and prayers for Ukraine. Read more

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

Ukrainian Catholic leader says: ‘In this tragic time, all our hope is in God’

Feb 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk appealed for national unity. Read more

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

Ukraine archbishop skipping papal trip to remain in homeland

Feb 24, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halych remained in the capital city of Kyiv instead of traveling to Florence for a... Read more

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