There is a great task for you: to light millions of hearts of Ukraine, His Beatitude Sviatoslav at the end of the UGCC III Congress of the Laity


Tuesday, 06 November 2018

During these days, when I listened and communicated with you, I had the feeling that I was listening to the heart of our Church, and this is not only a beautiful word, a metaphor. You came here as representatives of a very broad network of secular communities of our Church. I am thankful to the Lord for giving me such a wonderful Church and such people, as well as for giving so many of His gifts to our people.


This was emphasized by the Father and the Head of the UGCC His Beatitude Sviatoslav on Sunday, November 4, at the end of the III Congress of the UGCC’s laity.


“I just returned from the Synod of the Pontiff and listened to the heart of the Ecumenical Catholic Church during the month and I want to tell you that we are the best,” said the Head of the UGCC.


He expressed his deep gratitude to all the organizers, delegates for the presence, work and activity, as well as for the warm atmosphere. “The warmth of your hearts is very large. Therefore, it is a great task for you to ignite millions of other hearts of Ukraine” said the Head of the UGCC.


In his opinion, it is now incredibly important that every Greek-Catholic Ukrainian be an active layman.


“Let the declared resolutions turn into a “road map” of the secular movement, a laity active apostolate in our Church. Do you know what I got from the resolutions? You not only know what needs to be done, but also how to do it, as the content of the proposed resolutions testifies to this,” said the Greek Catholic leader and called on the participants to take active action.


“If each of you in your place will do all that you have expressed as your wishes in the form of these resolutions, be sure, our Church will be a catalyst for colossal transformations not only of Ukrainian society, but also of the Ecumenical Catholic Church on a global scale,” said in the end His Beatitude Sviatoslav and blessed the participants of the event.


Department of Information of the UGCC


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