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The Synod of Bishops of the UGCC is set to take place in Rome in 2023

May 17, 2023, 17:23 122

The Father and Head of the UGCC, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, is convening the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in 2023. This time it will be held from September 3 to 13 in Rome.

The Synod of Bishops of the UGCC is set to take place in Rome in 2023

“Due to the military actions in Ukraine provoked by the large-scale invasion of the occupying Russian troops, according to the decision of the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC, which was held in Przemysl on July 7–15, 2022, with the consent of the members of the Permanent Synod of Bishops of the UGCC, received during the 3 rd (74th) session, held on March 8–10, 2023, and with the consent of the Apostolic Capital and in conformity with canons 103 and 106, § 2 of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, by the authority of the Supreme Archbishop of Kyiv-Galician of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, we convene the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church to the city of Rome on September 3–13, 2023,” reads the Decree of the Father and Head of the UGCC of May 17, 2023, on the gathering of the Synod.

The central theme for this year’s Synod will be “Pastoral Support for Victims of War.”

As stated in the Decree, all Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church bishops are invited to participate, as they have an urgent obligation to participate by virtue of church law and their oath.

We remind you that 2022 the Synod of Bishops was scheduled to happen in Kyiv. However, due to military operations, the venue was changed to Przemysl, where it was held on July 7–15.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Synods of Bishops of the UGCC in 2020 and 2021 were held online.

The UGCC Department for Information

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