New bishop consecrated for Greek Catholics in Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina and Slovenia

18 October, 11:25
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On October 17, Milan Stipić, the new bishop of the Greek Catholic Eparchy of Križevci, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia, was consecrated in Križevci, Croatia.

This is reported by the website of the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC.

The Diocese of Križevci has about 22 thousand Greek Catholics and 46 parishes. Bishop Milan Stipić has noted in his speech that to date a third of his faithful are Greek Catholic Ukrainians who moved to the territory of the diocese from Western Ukraine.

On behalf of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Bishop Stepan Sus, Chairman of the Pastoral Migration Department, took part in the consecration of the new bishop.

On the eve of the celebration, Bishop Stepan Sus, together with the entire community, served Vespers at the local cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity.

Besides, during his visit to Croatia, Bishop Stepan Sus, Chairman of the Pastoral Migration Department, held a working meeting with Metropolitan Philip Kocis of the Hungarian Greek Catholic Church. The bishops discussed the state of pastoral care of Ukrainians in Hungary, prospects for its development and challenges that Ukrainians often face abroad. With the blessing of Bishop Philip, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic community has been operating in Budapest for more than ten years under the guidance of Fr. Damian Gaboriy.