During his report at a plenary session at the assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church, Bishop Bohdan (Dzyurakh), head of the administration of the Patriarchal Curia, Secretary of Synod of Bishops of UGCC, reported on the following three main themes: care for emigrants, the necessity of spiritual fathers, and the value of a contemplative life. Touching on an “extraordinarily important problem of emigration,” Bishop Bohdan, in particular, said..." />

Bishop Bohdan Reports on Emigration at Synod of Bishops

Thursday, 21 October 2010, 20:06
During his report at a plenary session at the assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church, Bishop Bohdan (Dzyurakh), head of the administration of the Patriarchal Curia, Secretary of Synod of Bishops of UGCC, reported on the following three main themes: care for emigrants, the necessity of spiritual fathers, and the value of a contemplative life. Touching on an “extraordinarily important problem of emigration,” Bishop Bohdan, in particular, said...
During his report at a plenary session at the assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church, Bishop Bohdan (Dzyurakh), head of the administration of the Patriarchal Curia, Secretary of Synod of Bishops of UGCC, reported on the following three main themes: care for emigrants, the necessity of spiritual fathers, and the value of a contemplative life. Touching on an “extraordinarily important problem of emigration,” Bishop Bohdan, in particular, said: “I want to express deep gratitude to the Latin bishops for the friendly reception with which they meet our faithful and for the care which they express to them; this of course is not only about providing a ‘place for ministry’ and ‘strengthening connection with the faithful of Eastern Catholic Churches in the countries of emigration,’ but about something far important and deeper.” In summary, Bishop Bohdan turned to Pope Benedict XVI and about 270 participants of Assembly with a concrete suggestion: “Responsible study of this theme of spiritual paternity of patriarchs and eparches and to define legal and organizational means, will with close cooperation with local administrators result in the effective realization of their service in places where the their faithful live.” As we reported earlier, on October 10 to 24, 2010, a Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church is being held in the Vatican. Its theme is “The Catholic Church in the Middle East: Communion and Witness.” The following representatives of the UGCC were invited to participate in the work of the assembly: Patriarch Lubomyr, the head of UGCC, and Bishop Bohdan (Dziurakh), the secretary of the Synod of Bishops of UGCC. Along with fourteen other cardinals, archbishops, bishops, and priests, the UGCC representatives were invited by Pope Benedict XVI.

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