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Canada to Host Ukrainian Catholic Synod
Catholic News Service (26 January 2012)
OTTAWA, Ontario (CNS) — When 35-year-old Ukrainian Catholic Bishop Nykyta Budka arrived in Canada in 1912, Ukrainian Catholic parishes, missionaries and monasteries were scattered across Canada, particularly on the prairies.

Metropolitan for Ukrainian Catholics in Canada Dies
Catholic News Service (12 April 2012)
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (CNS) — Archbishop Michael Bzdel, who served as metropolitan for Ukrainian Catholics in Canada for nearly 13 years, died April 3 at his home in Winnipeg. He was 81.

New York-born Bishop for Ukrainians in France
Catholic News Service (24 July 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has named a Ukrainian Catholic priest who was born in Syracuse, N.Y., to be the bishop for Ukrainian Catholics in France.

Ukrainian Catholic Bishops in Canada
Catholic News Service (11 September 2012)
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (CNS) — Ukrainian Catholic bishops from around the world gathered in Canada to discuss how to make their parishes more vibrant — especially through the involvement of laypeople.

Ukrainian Bishops Close Synod in Canada
Catholic News Service (18 September 2012)
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (CNS) — Ukrainian Catholic bishops from four continents gathered for a final celebration Sept. 16 as they closed their weeklong Synod of Bishops.

Laity To Help Grow Eastern Catholic Churches
Catholic News Service (25 September 2012)
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (CNS) — The message hit Patrick Keegan loud a clear: He’s a leader in his Byzantine Catholic parish just as much as his pastor.

Ukrainian Catholic Eparchies Established in Britain, France
Catholic News Service (22 January 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has raised the church jurisdictions for Ukrainian Catholics in Great Britain and France to the level of eparchies, or dioceses, and named the U.S. bishops who had been their exarchs to be their eparchial bishops.

Priest: Ukrainian Catholics Flee Crimea Over Threats of Arrest
Catholic News Service (26 March 2014)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — Members of the Ukrainian Catholic Church are fleeing Crimea to escape threats of arrest and property seizures, a priest told Catholic News Service just four days after Russia finalized the region’s annexation.

Bishops Say Despite Violence, Ukraine’s Election Must Proceed
Catholic News Service (9 May 2014)
LVIV, Ukraine (CNS) — Ukrainian Catholic bishops said their country’s 25 May presidential election must proceed, despite any efforts to derail it.

Ukrainian Catholic Bishop: Election Was ‘Fruit of the Revolution’
Catholic News Service (27 May 2014)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — The Ukrainian Catholic Church has welcomed the victory of a billionaire candy tycoon in presidential election and praised the previous interim government for holding the country together in “dramatic circumstances.”

Eastern Ukraine Bishop: Catholics Stay Home Amid Fighting, Kidnapping
Catholic News Service (30 May 2014)
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — A Catholic bishop in eastern Ukraine said church members are afraid to attend Mass in Donetsk and other towns after a priest from Poland was abducted by pro-Russia separatists.

Ukrainian Catholic Bishops Thank World for Prayers During Transition
Catholic News Service (10 June 2014)
KIEV, Ukraine (CNS) — Ukrainian Catholic bishops thanked people around the world for their prayers over the last six months and asked for continued prayers for peace in their country.

Ukrainian Catholic, Orthodox Leaders Urge Unity
Catholic News Service (6 February 2015)
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — Catholic and Orthodox archbishops in Ukraine appealed for national unity against pro-Russia separatists as calls mounted for the United States to help arm Ukrainian forces.

U.S. Ukrainian Bishops Urge Prayer, Fasting for Peace
Catholic News Service (13 February 2015)
PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — The Ukrainian Catholic bishops in the United States appealed for daily fasting and prayer for the citizens of Ukraine, their elected officials and the Ukrainian army.

Ukrainian Priest Says His Emotional Captivity Was Worse Than Physical
Catholic News Service (14 July 2015)
LVIV, Ukraine (CNS) — Ukrainian Catholic Father Tykhon Kulbaka was headed to the chapel in the room rented by the local Catholic community. En route, he stopped at a grocery store, where four men grabbed him, blindfolded him and made him breathe chloroform.

Pope Declares Ukrainian Church Leader ‘Venerable’
Catholic News Service (17 July 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has signed a decree declaring “venerable” Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, who led the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the tumultuous period of both world wars and at the beginning of Soviet occupation.

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The Lourdes of Ukraine
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Picture of the Day: Praying for Ukraine in America
Altar server Andriy Palchak, 14, holds a candelabra at a celebration of the feast of Theophany at St. Mary’s Assumption Ukrainian Catholic Church in St. Louis on 12 January. (photo: CNS/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Oleksandr Bohomaz

In 2014, in the wake of the upheavals in Kiev, Antin Sloboda from CNEWA’s office in Canada interviewed a seminarian in Ukraine.