The UGCC is the Church of Volodymyr’s Baptism, which is in communion with the Ecumenical Patriarch and is the Church of her own right, His Beatitude Sviatoslav

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Friday, 13 July 2018, 10:29

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church – the Church of Volodymyr’s Baptism, which was, is and will be the soul of the Ukrainian people … Our unity with the Holy Father is not based on political gain or geopolitical situation. This is part of the faith of the Church of Prince Volodymyr … We are not members of the Latin Patriarchate, as some say, we are building our own as a local Church of her own right …

 

This was stated by the Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Zhovkva, Lviv region, during the Rite of Bishop Nomination of Petrо (Lozа) on July 11, 2018.According to the Primate of the UGCC, the Rite of Episcopal Nomination – its three elements (confession of faith, the oath of allegiance and obedience to the Pope, and  the oath of allegiance and obedience to the Father and Head of the UGCC) – teaches us what the UGCC is: this is the Church of Volodymyr’s Baptism; it is in communion (unity) with the Ecumenical Patriarch and it is the Church of her own right, that is, the local one.

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