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UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Greek Catholics warn the time of martyrdom is upon their Church in Eastern Ukraine
The archbishop of Kyiv sounds the alarm, calling for prayers. Local bishops report ongoing persecution. Separatists are seizing churches and monasteries in Donetsk and Luhansk.
19/06/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Kyiv Greek Catholic archbishop tells "Orthodox brothers" not to believe propaganda, look at the truth
Through AsiaNews Mgr Sviatoslav Shevchuk makes an appeal for reconciliation, following Moscow Patriarchate's attacks. "It is time to recognise the dignity of the Ukrainian people and Church."
02/06/2017 10:02:00 UKRAINE-RUSSIA
Death of Card. Lubomyr Husar, bishop of Kiev
He was a great witness to the Catholic faith and passionate in seeking unity among all Christians. Exile in the monastery of Grottaferrata. Friendship with Cardinal Josif Slipyj. He handled the return of the faithful to the Greek-Catholic Church after the fall of the USSR and healed the wounds of persecution. The telegram of Pope Francis to Archbishop Shevchuk, Successor to Husar.
15/02/2016 09:48:00 UKRAINE-VATICAN-RUSSIA
Ukrainian Greek Catholics: "betrayed" by "half-truths" in Francis and Kirill’s Joint Declaration
The major archbishop of Kiev speaks of Cuba encounter: a meeting of "two parallel worlds". The Joint Declaration "generally positive" for future cooperation. Points which concern Ukraine “controversial”: the Vatican is being exploited by Russian Orthodox diplomacy. Shevchuk reiterates: the Greek-Catholic Church has never supported the war, provoked by "Russian aggression".
24/10/2016 16:09:00 RUSSIA – VATICAN
Vatican and the Orthodox Church neutral in the conflict in Ukraine
The Patriarchate of Moscow makes this point after a meeting between the new apostolic nuncio to Russia and Metropolitan Hilarion. For years, the Russian Orthodox Church has accused Greek Catholics of promoting anti-Russian positions and supporting the Maidan protests in Kyiv.
03/04/2016 12:50:00 VATICAN-UKRAINE-RUSSIA
Pope calls European Churches to hold collection for Ukrainian lands on 24 April
The collection wanted by the Pope, aims to help especially the elderly and children affected by the violence that has caused thousands of deaths and a million refugees. Perhaps a gesture of reconciliation with the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, after disagreements following the meeting between Francis and the Russian Patriarch Kirill, with which Ukrainian Catholics felt "betrayed". An appeal also against landmines.
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