UGCC Patriarch and Apostolic Nuncio to visit Ternopil

17.12.2021, 12:26
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Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk of the UGCC and Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine Archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas will visit Ternopil on December 22. Their visit is timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Ternopil-Zboriv Archdiocese of the UGCC.

This is reported by the press service of the Archdiocese.

The community will welcome highly worthy guests at 10.30 in front of the Cathedral of Ternopil.

The Divine Liturgy will begin at 11.00. Archbishop and Metropolitan Vasyl Semenyuk of Ternopil-Zboriv invite the faithful to prayerfully share the joy of the holiday and jointly thank God.

Please note that on December 22, 2011, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, head of the UGCC, elevated Bishop Vasyl Semenyuk to the Metropolitan See of Ternopil. During the Divine Liturgy, which was attended by Archbishop Thomas Edward Gallixon, Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, archbishops and metropolitans of the Roman Catholic Church, 25 archbishops, metropolitans and bishops of the UGCC from Ukraine and abroad, representatives of the Orthodox Church, a decree was announced on the creation of the Metropolia of Ternopil-Zboriv.

Since then, the Metropolitan See of Ternopil, the Diocese of Ternopil-Zboriv has received the status of an archdiocese, Vladyka Vasyl Semenyuk holds the title of Archbishop and Metropolitan of Ternopil-Zboriv and rules the Archdiocese of Ternopil-Zboriv, as well as the Diocese of Buchaty and Kamianets-Podilsky.