The Head of the UGCC met with the newly elected President of the World Congress of Ukrainians Paul Grod

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 12:06
His Beatitude Sviatoslav met with the newly elected President of the World Congress of Ukrainians, Mr. Paul Grod, and the newly elected government of the Congress.

UWC's governing bodies include Stefan Romaniw, UWC President's First Vice President, Anna Kisil, UWC Second Vice President, Andrew Futey, Third Vice-President of UWC, Pavlo Sadoha, UWC Regional Representative in Western Europe, Vira Konyk, UWC Regional Representative in Eastern Europe and Serhiy Kasyanchuk, director of UWC representation in Ukraine.

During the meeting, the sides discussed ways of cooperation between the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the World Congress of Ukrainians.

In the conversation, it was emphasized that the UGCC is actually the basis of the Ukrainian world, that is, the basis of the unity of Ukrainians living in different countries of the world. The parties agreed that both the UGCC and the UWC should go along with the Ukrainians and give them proper pastoral care. And also help them to preserve their cultural and national identity.

Also, the Head of the UGCC with the heads of the UWC discussed how best to coordinate the secular movement, which could embody the traditional slogan of the patriarchal movement "For the unity of the Church and nation." "In today's circumstances, in which Ukraine lives, in which the Ukrainians live, this slogan gains a new deep meaning and is a kind of prophetic task left to us by Patriarch Josyf," said the Head of the UGCC.

At the end of the meeting, His Beatitude Sviatoslav presented to Mr. Grad a jubilee medal on the occasion of the Millennium of St. Sophia of Kyiv. "The wisdom of the Kyivan Church, which formed the basis of our statehood and our national and ecclesiastical identity, is today the foundation upon which we can build our future," said the Head of the UGCC. Also, all participants were presented with a commemorative medal on the occasion of the consecration of the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, "for this very Cathedral is today the unique core of the Ukrainian world."

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