Single Ukrainian patriarchate?

Is there a future “single” patriarchate in Ukraine a realistic possibility? John Burger shines some light on “a wind of hope that we are moving into new circumstances and that new opportunities will be created for dialogue and concrete cooperation for the sake of unity in action.” Will unity be possible with atholics and Orthodox?
Read John Burger’s article for Aleteia.

Pope Francis to meet the Ukrainians in Rome

Holy See Press Office Director Greg Burke issued a statement today, January 12, stating that Pope Francis has accepted an invitation from His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Archbishop Major of Kyiv-Halyč of the Ukrainians and, on Sunday, January 28 at 4 pm, will visit the Basilica of Santa Sophia in Rome and meet with the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic community.
(picture from a visit of the Ukrainian bishops at the Holy See)

Patriarch Sviatoslav to make Marian August pilgrimage

Bishop Paul Chomnycky, Eparch of Stamford, and the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, joyfully announce that His Beatitude, Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk will preside at the 64th Holy Dormition Pilgrimage in Sloatsburg, NY on August 11-12, 2018.

Details for the upcoming pilgrimage will be in future issues of The Sower, the diocesan newspaper.

Patriarch’s birthday

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych, major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, is pictured in Rome, Feb. 23, 2016. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

Today is the 47th birthday of our Patriarch, Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych.

Since March 23, 2011 he has served as the Father of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Offer a prayer for His Beatitude!