7th session of the Patriarchal Sobor postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic
This is stated in the Decree of the Head of the UGCC. The date of the Sobor will be determined after hearing the opinions of the members of the Synod of Bishops. The UGCC Department for Information report.
"In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking into account the proposals of the Secretariat, having heard the opinions of the members of the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC, and especially considering the good of the delegates, the 7th Session of the Patriarchal (All-Church) Sobor of the UGCC has been transferred to the second half of 2021,” it says in the Decree.
“The Patriarchal Sobor is the advisory assembly of the entire Church headed by the Patriarch. It assists the Patriarch and Synod of Bishops of the Patriarchal Church in addressing important issues. With our Decree of December 13, 2018, we convened the seventh session of the Patriarchal (All-Church) Council (Sobor) of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church on the topic ‘Emigration, Settlement and Global Unity of the UGCC,' which was to take place on August 26-29, 2020 in Lviv," explains the text of the Decree.