Metropolitan Borys and Delegates of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia Participate in Ukrainian Catholic Church Forum Session

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On Saturday, December 11th, Metropolitan Borys along with delegates from the Archeparchy participated in the online forum that reunited the clergy and the faithful of the Ukrainian Catholic Church across the world. This forum is part of the preparatory stage of the Ukrainian Catholic Church Sobor that will be held in the near future. The first session of the online forum was on October 30, 2021.

After a presentation by Bishop Bohdan Danylo, St Josaphat Eparchy, Parma, OH, on the current situation regarding family life, focusing on the impact of the Covid pandemic, Metropolitan Borys Gudziak summarized the pastoral letter of the Synod of the Bishop “The Hope to Which the Lord Calls Us”. This letter presents the vision of the 2030 plan for the entire Ukrainian Catholic Church. Based on 2020 pastoral plan, The Vibrant Parish, this letter focuses on pastoral conversion and the Christian family.

Afterward, the whole Church had the opportunity to get to know the challenges and blessings of the exarchates in Eastern and Central Ukraine, as well as the parts of the world where there are Ukrainian parishes, but there is no Ukrainian bishop, such as Spain, Austria, Greece, United Arab Emirates, etc.

The delegates of the Archeparchy for the online forum were Fr. Ivan Turyk, Fr. Taras Svirchuk, CSsR, Sister Theodora Kopyn, OSBM, and Sofia Zacharczuk. All bishops of the Ukrainian Catholic Church participate in the Forum as well.

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