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LITTERAE COMMUNIONIS •2016-2017

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BISHOPS CONFERENCE

RENEWAL OF THE LITURGY The Conference is working on the translation from the “Editio Typica” of all liturgical books. The first volume of the Lectionary has been already published as well as the Rite of Christian Burial and other books containing liturgical hymns. STRONG TIES BETWEEN OUR CONFERENCE AND LEBANESE MARONITES The President of the Conference, Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, visited the Patriarch of Antioch and head of the Maronite Church, His Beatitude Bechara Boutros Cardinal al-Rahi in May 2017. Maronites benefit from pastoral care in Catholic parishes of the country and organise their own structures under our “umbrella”. NEW BISHOPS OF THE CONFERENCE AND A RETURN TO THE FATHER’S HOUSE On 29 January, Bishop emeritus Stanislaw Padewski OFMCap, the first Bishop Ordinary of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia, passed away at the age of 75. His body reposes in Kharkiv Cathedral. Two new bishops were appointed: Mgr Vitalii Kryvytski SDB (44 years old) as new Ordinary of Kyiv-Zhytomyr (vacant after Archbishop Petro Malchuk OFM died on 27 April 2016) and Mgr Eduard Kava OFMConv as Auxiliary Bishop of L’viv Archdiocese. Mgr Vitalii was consecrated on 24 June 2017 in St. Alexandr’s Cathedral in Kyiv and Mgr Eduard in Lviv on 21 June 2017 and is currently the youngest bishop in the world (39 years old).

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MARCH IN DEFENCE OF LIFE AND FAMILY Together with the Ukraine Council of Churches and Religions Organisations, a forum of representatives of almost all religions in Ukraine, the Latin-rite Catholic Church, for the second time in its history, organised a National March in defence of Life and the Family. A Latin-rite Catholic priest was the main coordinator. The March took place in Kyiv on 3 June 2017. PASTORAL LETTERS During this pastoral year our Conference has issued 3 joint Pastoral Letters addressed to all our believers on the following issues: Families, Young People and the centenary of the apparitions Our Lady in Fatima.

Litterae Communions 2017 (English version)  

CCEE Litterae communionis contains the annual report (June 2016 - June 2017) of Bishops' Conferences in Europe.

Litterae Communions 2017 (English version)  

CCEE Litterae communionis contains the annual report (June 2016 - June 2017) of Bishops' Conferences in Europe.

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