Association of Catholic Media Workers of Ukraine Established
On December 17, 2011, in Kyiv, in the Monastery of St. Basil the Great (Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church), a meeting of the community of Catholic journalists was held. The joint meeting was attended by workers of Catholic and secular mass media, who are faithful of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and Roman Catholic Church. The participants of the meeting passed a decision to establish an Association of Catholic Media Workers of Ukraine. The declaration explaining in detail the goal and objective of the organization will be published later after final elaboration.
“At first, we corresponded on Facebook. A steady circle of like-minded people was formed. Then, we decided to meet to start a common project to be useful for UGCC and RCC in Ukraine,” Chief Editor of the Catholic magazine Credo, a Roman Catholic Priest, Fr. Mykola Myshovskyi explained the purpose of the establishment of the association.
According to Chief Editor of the Patriarchate magazine Anatolii Babynskyi, the association will on the one hand promote professional and spiritual growth of its members and on the other hand strengthen the voice of the church in the Ukrainian society.”
The meeting was attended by over 40 journalists from all over Ukraine. The former head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Cardinal Lubomyr (Husar), addressed the participants with a word of spiritual and practical exhortation. Then, they began to discuss the future of the association and its form of existence.
As of today, the association includes over 80 members all over Ukraine including the faithful of the two Catholic Churches of Ukraine.
The participants of the meeting elected two co-chairmen of the association, Fr. Mykola Myshovskyi (Credo magazine, RCC) and Anatolii Babynskyi (Patriarchate magazine, UGCC) and a work team including the co-chairmen and Anna Petsiukh (Svichado Publishers) and Oleksii Braslavets (Catholic Herald magazine).