The UGCC asks to help the flood victims with donations
The main topic of the conference was the question: "How can the UGCC help flood victims in Western Ukraine?"
Bishops Ihor Vozniak, Metropolitan of Lviv Volodymyr Viityshyn, Metropolitan of Ivano-Frankivsk, Vasyl Semeniuk, Metropolitan of Ternopil-Zboriv, and Bishop Vasyl Tuchapets, Head of the Department for Social Services, took part in the online meeting led by Father and Head of the UGCC His Beatitude Sviatoslav.
In his introductory speech, the Head of the Church presented the efforts made by the UGCC at the highest level to overcome the consequences of the calamity. He also mentioned the message of the Apostolic Capital and the response of Pope Francis, who during the Sunday meeting with the faithful, prayed for the victims of the floods in Western Ukraine.
Afterwards, Bishop Volodymyr Viityshyn told in detail about the situation in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, where the flooding caused the greatest damage to the residents - from 6 to 8 thousand housed were damaged. The archbishop also presented the needs of the residents of this region - drinking water, food, hygiene items etc.
During the meeting, the bishops supported the proposal of the syncelli for social service that eparchies and parishes that avoided the disaster should help those eparchies and parishes affected by the devastating floods. As a result, it was decided that the Lviv Metropolitanate assists the Ivano-Frankivsk Archeparchy, and the Ternopil-Zboriv Metropolitanate assists the Kolomyia Eparchy.
Also, according to the decision, the Patriarchal Economate provided the opportunity to make an online donation, through which everyone can help those who have suffered from inclement weather.
The UGCC continues to help flood victims in Western Ukraine and invite everyone who cares to embrace the victims with prayer and compassion, as well as to join the collection of donations to help the most needy.
The UGCC Department for Information