Big challenges for the Church in Ukraine

Posted on July 16, 2009. Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , |

Though deep political and economic crises are causing the Christian Churches in Ukraine to face serious challenges, a local Catholic bishop reassures the world that they are being handled “with faith and a great deal of initiative.”

Auxiliary Bishop Stanislav Szyrokoradiuk of the Diocese of Kiev adds, “We can do a great deal. The spiritual hunger is immense, and after decades of oppression we can at last work freely.”  Bishop Szyrokoradiuk underlined the importance of the training of priests, religious and catechists, and of concentrating on the family and youth apostolate.

ACN continues to support many pastoral projects both for the Eastern-rite and the Latin-rite Catholics in Ukraine, including the establishment of parish structures, the publication and printing of books and other educational materials for teaching the Faith, and help for the Catholic radio station Radio Voskresinnya.  Click here for the full story.

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