Friday, March 25, 2011

New Head for Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church; Buenos Aires Bishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk Chosen

The Religious Information Service of Ukraine website reports today (March 25, 2011) that Bishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk -- the apostolic administrator of the Diocese of the Protection of the Blessed Mary in Buenos Aires -- has become the new head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC).

The Election Synod of the UGCC -- which was attended by 40 bishops from Ukraine and abroad -- elected him on March 23.

Bishop Sviatoslav, 40, is one of the youngest bishops in the entire Catholic Church. A well-known Ukrainian moral theologian, the Holy See approved his election by the Synod of Bishops.

The enthronement of the new head of the UGCC will be held on March 27 at 10:00 a.m. in the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Kyiv.

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