His Beatitude Sviatoslav met with employees of the Patriarchal Curia

Friday, 10 June 2022, 21:32
On Thursday, June 9, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, the Father and Head of the UGCC held the first meeting with the staff of the UGCC Patriarchal Curia after the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. The meeting was held online.

In his speech, the Head of the UGCC thanked the employees of the Curia for the fact that, despite the invasion, they did not flee Ukraine, but from the first days of the war continued to work, and engage in volunteer work.

“Now we must return to full-fledged work in offices instead of remote work, - said His Beatitude Sviatoslav and added: - So that Ukraine could win, Ukraine must work. To work like an ant in our places is necessary. Ukraine is not merely fighting, but also praying and actively working… It is important that work is done in each department of the Patriarchal Curia, certainly, according to the circumstances related to war.”

Hence, Most Rev. Bishop Ken Novakivsky, the head of the Pastoral Council, and Fr. Rostyslav Pendiuk, his deputy, spoke about the challenges the Church is facing in the pastoral work and how the commissions of the Council have responded to them. Fr. Lubomyr Yavorsky, the patriarchal economist, presented the state of affairs in the financial and economic sphere, and Fr. Andriy Nahirnyak, the administrator of the Patriarchal Curia, explained the latest instructions on the organization of the work process.

The experience of serving in the conditions of a full-scale war of Russia against Ukraine was also shared by Most Rev. Vasyl Tuchapets, the head of the Department for Social Services and Exarch of Kharkiv, Most Rev. Stepan Sus, the head of the Pastoral and Migration Department, Fr. Andriy Zelinskyy, the deputy head of the Department of Military Chaplaincy, Yuriy Pidlisny, the chairman of the Commission on Family and Lay Affairs, and other employees of the Patriarchal Curia of the UGCC.

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