UGCC Bishop seeks church for the Ukrainian community in Madrid

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 15:31
During his stay in Spain, on March 8, Bishop Stepan Sus of the UGCC met with Archbishop Carlos Sierra Ozoro, Cardinal of Madrid, Ordinary Bishop for Catholic of the Eastern rite in Spain.
The hierarch wrote about this on his Facebook page.

The meeting was attended by Fr. Andreas Martinez Esteban - Vicar of the Ordinariate for Eastern Rite Catholics in Spain and the United States. Andriy Gakh - deputy chairman of the Pastoral and Migration Department of the patriarchal Curia of the UGCC.

"I conveyed the most sincere congratulations to Cardinal Ozoro from his father and head of the UGCC, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, and a valuable gift of the rosary that unites everyone in prayer," Bishop Stepan said.

During the meeting, the parties discussed issues of spiritual formation for priests who Pastore for Ukrainians in Spain. We also drew attention to catechism for children and youth in Ukrainian communities.

In addition, an important topic of conversation was the allocation of a separate church in Madrid, which would be transferred to the needs of the Ukrainian community and become a Ukrainian Parish.

"It should be noted that about 20,000 Ukrainians live in and around Madrid. There are 3 Ukrainian Greek Catholic communities and catechetical schools operating here. Church communities are a place where Ukrainians meet. It is important that Ukrainians do not assimilate but integrate into the Spanish environment, preserving their values and culture," Bishop Stepan sus wrote.

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