His Beatitude Sviatoslav and bishops of the UGCC take part in Meeting of Oriental Catholic Bishops of Europe

06 September, 09:12
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His Beatitude Sviatoslav and bishops of the UGCC take part in Meeting of Oriental Catholic Bishops of Europe - фото 1
September, 5 2021 a Meeting of Oriental Catholic Bishops of Europe started in Budapest, Hungary. This year meeting with a theme “Eucharist and synodality” is arranged as part of International Eucharistic Congress.

An inauguration session was opened by Fülöp Kocsis, Archbishop of Hajdúdorog.

During a discussion His Beatitude Sviatoslav told about a liturgical life of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in time of pandemic. He drew a parallel between a Eucharistic service in rough times of the underground and “Eucharistic hunger” which believers feel in time of pandemic.

Among the participants are: Youssef Absi, Patriarch of Antioch, archbishop Giorgio Demetrio Gallaro, secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, bishops and representatives of Oriental Catholic Churches of Europe.

The UGCC was represented by the Father and Head of the UGCC, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Włodzimierz Juszczak, bishop of Wrocław-Gdańsk, Vasyl Tuchapets, exarch of Kharkiv, Stepan Sus, bishop of the Curia of the Major Archbishop and Iryney Bilyk, Canonic of The Papal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.

On September 8, His Beatitude Sviatoslav delivers a speech on “Practical aspects of synodality” at the end of the academic part of the meeting.