Thank you for serving the persecuted Churches, Head of the UGCC on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Vatican Radio

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 19:26

On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Vatican Radio, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Head and Father of the UGCC, wrote a congratulatory letter to Paul Ruffini, Prefect of the Communications Dicastery of the Roman Curia.

Vatican Radio has played an extremely important role in serving the persecuted Churches, especially the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. During the communist persecution, your radio was the only voice of the Church for our faithful; through your broadcasts we united with the successor of St. Peter and the whole Catholic Church,” wrote His Beatitude Sviatoslav in his letter.

The Head of the UGCC described the history of Radio Vatican as "incredibly impressive": "During these 90 years of your history, the Word of God has been proclaimed in different parts of the world, in different languages ​​and for different nations." His Beatitude Sviatoslav thanked the leaders of the Communications Dicastery for the constant presence of the Ukrainian language among 40 other languages, even after the recent reform of the Vatican media.

The Head of the UGCC also wished the employees of Radio “a successful continuation of the mission in transmitting the voice of the successor of St. Peter the Apostle to the whole world.”

It should be added that Vatican Radio began its broadcast on February 12, 1931. It was Pope Pius XI who invited the inventor of radio, Guglielmo Marconi, to open a radio station on the grounds of the Vatican City State.


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