Head of the UGCC accepted a recommendation letter from archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas, Apostolic nuncio to Ukraine
His Beatitude Sviatoslav said that it is a pleasure to know that the archbishop starts his ministry with a visitation of Kyiv Three Holy Hierarchs Spiritual Seminary and welcomed him to Ukraine.
His Excellency greeted all the present in Ukrainian language and said that his mission as Apostolic nuncio is to facilitate unity of spirit and action between Holy Father as Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church and catholic priests and believers worldwide, here – Ukraine. A special attention was directed on Church development and vocation of the young.
Addressing seminarians of Kyiv Spiritual Seminary the archbishop said that the beginning of a new academic year in the seminary means a new cycle of raising youth, future priests of the UGCC.
“The Church is called to always be young, always contemporary. Principles of spiritual life have always been the same but we are called to understand and see with new eyes, explain them with the help of initiatives and languages which fit in with a contemporary man”.
Another tribute was paid to three hierarchs, which Kyiv seminary is named after, and explained the mission of a modern priest based on the mission of three Hierarchs, whose outstanding courage is a real role model for us all.
The Father and Head of the UGCC thanked bishop Visvaldas and welcomed to bless seminarians for a new academic year.