March 9, 2010, the delegation of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of the USA headed by Cardinal Theodore E. C, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, visited the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ of the UGCC.

“Kyiv is the center of Ukraine and I am glad that Greek Catholics are here because you should be in the center of the country. I hope that this very large and uniquely designed church will soon open its doors to the faithful and Masses will be celebrated here,” noted the hierarch.

The auxiliary bishop Yosyf (Milian) of the Kyivan Archeparchy told the visitors that stained-glass windows are now being installed in the church and by the end of the year the external building work will be completed. In the near future efforts will be concentrated on finishing work in the basement of the cathedral.

“We still have to produce a conception for painting the cathedral, because both Byzantium tradition and modern trends are present in the church’s building,” said the bishop. “In January of this year we held a large artistic council, in which participated art schools from Lviv, Kyiv, and Kharkiv, and also public institutions which work in church restoration and painting.”

The delegation also met with representatives of the Greek and Roman Catholic clergy of Ukraine.  In particular, there was a meeting of the US guests with the leaders of structural departments of the Patriarchal Curia of the UGCC. The representatives of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of the USA attentively listened to the authorized representatives of the curia as they described their service. It is important that the workers of the curia serve the church not only administratively but also in social and informational areas.


Information Departments of the UGCC