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Visit of the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav (Shevchuk)

His Beatitude  Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church visited Luhansk on May 15. The Archbishop is visiting the regional centre to mark the ten year anniversary of the establishment of the Donetsk-Kharkiv Exarchate of the UGCC, as well as the twentieth anniversary of the Luhansk Parish. He is planning to also visit the places of his military service.
Since March 25 2011 Sviatoslav Shevchuk  is the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Born on May 5 1970 in the city of Striy (Lviv region). As an alumni of medical school, for two years he was assigned to be a paramedic in the separate airfield service battalion of Lugansk Higher Military Aviation School. Sviatoslav Shevchuk met with his former colleagues.
His Beatitude  Sviatoslav is pleased with the state of this congregants. There were no complaints about any oppression.  ”While talking to the local officials, first and foremost I will thank them for the fact that our religious believers are able to worship, pray and develop peaceably”, Archbishop said to the journalists.
But there is an issue with the allocation of land for the church. Now the services takes place at a remodeled private residential home. Years of requests for land for the church did not receive a positive response.
At 1PM the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church met with the parish and the  head of “Christ the King” church, father Mykhailo.  Afterwards, His Beatitude  met with the regional and city officials.
At 5:30PM a prayer service was held at "Christ the King" church (Lugansk, 35, Bauman st.), followed by the meeting with the parishioners.
Beatitude  Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
After, His Beatitude an interview on Channel LKT (Luhansk Cable Channel).
In the evening Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav Shevchuk  left for Kharkiv.

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