- May 23, 2020
On Thursday Pope Francis met for the third time with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a conversation which inevitably touched on the nation’s ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, however, the Vatican was careful to shine the spotlight on both sides, scheduling a meeting with representatives of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church the day after Putin’s visit, giving the conflict much higher visibility.
Metropolitan Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia reminded clergy, religious and the faithful what a blessing it is to be an American this Independence Day.
Pope Francis has invited bishops of the Ukrainian Catholic Church to the Vatican in July to find ways the Church can best serve their people, peace and the Gospel.
While a graceful cascade of white snowflakes gently fell to the ground outside the chancery March 1, the staff of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia welcomed the new Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak to the archeparchy’s pastoral center.
The formal recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine brings “a wind of hope” that new opportunities will be created for dialogue and concrete cooperation in the search for Christian unity, said the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.
The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church welcomed the election of a leader for the country’s new independent Orthodox church.