Pastoral Letter by His Beatitude marking the 100th Anniversary of the renewed Ukrainian Statehood (UKR

Posted March 8, 2018 1:05 pm by admin

Pastoral Letter by His Beatitude marking the 100th Anniversary of the renewed Ukrainian Statehood (UKR

PASTORAL LETTER
OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS
OF THE MAJOR ARCHIEPISCOPATE OF KYIV-HALYCH
 OF THE UKRAINIAN GREEK-CATHOLIC CHURCH
 On the 100th Anniversary of the
Re-establishment of the Ukrainian State
Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers,
Venerable Brothers and Sisters in the monastic life,
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
 
One hundred years ago, on January 22, 1918, Ukrainian statehood was re-established by virtue of the Fourth Universal Declaration of the Central Council of the Ukrainian People’s Republic (UPR). That same year, on October 19, by a “Proclamation of the Ukrainian Central Council,” Ukrainian lands, which till the end of the First World War were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, were

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