The Head of the UGCC: Our Church in Ukraine and all over the world is with the Pope Francis!
Monday, 03 September 2018
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church supports Pope Francis in all his endeavors, as she tries to bring goodness not only to the faithful, the Almighty, but also to the Holy Father.
This was emphasized by His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Head and Father of the UGCC, in his speech to the faithful on Sunday, September 2, at St. George’s Cathedral in Lviv. On that day, the solemn opening of the annual Synod of Bishops of the UGCC took place.
“Our Synod of Bishops of the UGCC is a visible way of our celebrating the complete unity of communion with the successor of the Apostle Peter. Our Church in Ukraine and around the world is with the Pope Francis – with him in his pains, suffering, and in his joys. As a beloved daughter who wants to bring joy to her Father, we have gathered for the Synod, because we feel the calling to be the messengers of the Good News, God’s Word of joy not only to His people, but also to the Holy Father,” said His Beatitude Sviatoslav.
The Head of the UGCC also wished a blessing to the Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine the Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, as he would soon visit the faithful in the occupied territories.
In addition, the Primate congratulated all the Bishops and thanked them for participating in the Synod, and also mentioned the three levels of responsibility of the Bishops: for the diocese, the local UGCC and the entire Ecumenical Church.
Department of Information of the UGCC