Posts Tagged ‘Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk’

Pope defends his controversial praise of Russian imperialism

Thursday, August 31st, 2023
Russian Imperialism

In a bid to quell the controversy that erupted following Pope Francis’ recent remarks praising Russian imperialism, the Vatican has moved to clarify his statements. The pope’s comments were made during a video conference with Russian Catholic youth, where his comments were misconstrued as an endorsement of present-day Russian aggression in Ukraine. Matteo Bruni, the Read more

‘We cannot defend ourselves without arms,’ Ukrainian archbishop

Monday, February 13th, 2023

The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church has defended President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s requests for long-range weapons, although a Vatican diplomat warned that arm supply is a complex topic. “I cannot morally endorse this request for arms because I don’t know all the details — but we cannot defend ourselves without arms,” said Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Read more

Ukrainian Catholic leader gives Pope Francis Russian mine fragment

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church gave Pope Francis a piece from an exploded Russian mine during a visit to the Vatican on Monday. Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk is in Rome this week to speak with Pope Francis and members of the Roman Curia about the war in Ukraine. It is his first Read more

Ukrainian Catholic leader in Kyiv: Priests will celebrate Sunday liturgies in bomb shelters

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic church said that priests “will descend to the bomb shelters” of Kyiv on Sunday to celebrate the Divine Liturgy. In a video message on February 27, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk noted that the residents of Ukraine’s capital are unable to attend church due to a government-mandated curfew. Citizens Read more