giovedì 18 agosto 2022

War, refugees dominate bishops' talk at Ukrainian Catholic synod on synodality meeting

(Anatolii Babynskyi, The Pillar)
Before the Russian invasion earlier this year, most members of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) lived in Ukraine. But with more than 12 million Ukrainians fleeing their homes in the last six months, the UGCC is finding many of its members scattered. Both those who have left and those who remain are suffering. So when the Ukrainian Greek Catholic bishops recently held their first in-person meeting since 2019, their planned conversation about synodality was largely displaced by discussions about the ongoing war in Ukraine, and its consequences for the Church. (...)