The first session of the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC in 2021 took place on March 30th via Online format
Thursday, 01 April 2021
On March 30, 2021, the first session of this year’s Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church took place. Due to the quarantine restrictions the Synod of Bishops took place in an online format.
The meeting of the Synod was attended by 45 bishops from Ukraine and settlements.
At this first session of the Synod of Bishops, several important matters were raised, including the synodal activity in quarantine and pastoral planning in the Church for the near and long term.
The format of the synodal activity
His Beatitude Sviatoslav, analyzing last year’s experience, noted that this experience was quite successful, about which he received positive feedback from the Holy See. However, due to the pandemic, the Head of the UGCC proposed to hold this year’s Synod of Bishops as several separate online sessions.
Thus, the synodal fathers will be able to consider issues of social ministry, liturgical and canonical documents at regional meetings.