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Father Taras Bublyk Appointed as Delegate from UGCC to Collaborate with the Vatican Commission of the New Martyrs

January 10, 2024, 12:00 68

The Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, named Fr. Taras Bublyk as a delegate from the UGCC to cooperate with the Vatican Commission of the New Martyrs — Witnesses of the Faith, which is tasked with developing a catalog encompassing “all those who shed blood for their faith in Christ and bore witness to His Gospel” and collecting information about the new martyrs who perished after 2000.

Father Taras Bublyk Appointed as Delegate from UGCC to Collaborate with the Vatican Commission of the New Martyrs

“In light of the significance of the initiative of His Holiness Pope Francis, considering the prescription of can. 114, § 2 of the CCEO, after consulting with the bishops who are members of the Permanent Synod held in Chernivtsi on December 12–15, 2023, and considering the opinion of Bishop Ihor Vozniak, Archbishop and Metropolitan of Lviv, we appoint you as a delegate from the UGCC to collaborate with the Commission of New Martyrs — Witnesses of the Faith,” the Decree reads.

It is worth noting that the Commission of New Martyrs — Witnesses of the Faith at the Dicastery of the Causes of Saints was established by His Holiness Pope Francis in July 2013 in preparation for the Jubilee of 2025.

The task of the Commission is to continue the work initiated by St. John Paul II on the occasion of the Great Jubilee of 2000 to study the history of the witnesses of the faith of the twentieth century. The new Commission will collect data on the new martyrs who perished after 2000.

The UGCC Department for Information

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