During a press conference in Donetsk Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) stressed on imporance of Russian translation of UGCC Catechism

Friday, 25 May 2012, 21:56
“The UGCC today has reached far beyond the Ukrainian-speaking environment. We live and minister in different spatial contexts, because many of our faithful do not understand Ukrainian well. Given that Greek Catholics are also in the Russian-speaking environment, they are not always able to read documents in Ukrainian. Therefore, we are translating the UGCC Catechism into Russian,” said Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), head of the UGCC, on May 14, 2012, during a press conference in Donetsk.
“The UGCC today has reached far beyond the Ukrainian-speaking environment. We live and minister in different spatial contexts, because many of our faithful do not understand Ukrainian well. Given that Greek Catholics are also in the Russian-speaking environment, they are not always able to read documents in Ukrainian. Therefore, we are translating the UGCC Catechism into Russian,” said Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), head of the UGCC, on May 14, 2012, during a press conference in Donetsk. According to the Primate of the UGCC, though the Church wants to keep its Ukrainian roots, culture and identity, it is important to take into account the needs of the faithful who live in different language environments, particularly in the Russian language one. "The Catechism is an important document of faith in which our Church is effectively trying to convey to every Christian fundamental truths of the faith," said the head of the UGCC. According to His Beatitude Sviatoslav, the translation of the Catechism into Russian will be particularly important for Russian Greek Catholics in Russia, who number at about one million, and in Kazakhstan, where there many descendants of those once deported from western Ukraine.  

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