Ukrainian Greek Catholic head begins visits to Ireland
On June 12, 2012, Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the head of the UGCC, arrived in Ireland. During his pastoral visit, the head of the UGCC will attend the International Eucharistic Congress and visit the parish of Blessed Mykolai Charnetsky in Dublin.
The Primate of the UGCC was met at the airport by Bishop Hlib Lonchyna, Exarch for Ukrainian Greek Catholics in Great Britain and Apostolic Visitor for Ukrainian Greek Catholics in Ireland, Fr. Vasyl Kornitsky, children, and representatives of the Greek Catholic community.
During his visit to Ireland, Patriarch Sviatoslav will lead the Divine Liturgy on Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17, in the parish of Blessed Nicholas Charnetskyj. Also on Sunday he will attend the final Mass of the Eucharistic Congress at the stadium in Dublin, reports the UGCC Information Department.