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The UGCC Synod’s message


The Synod’s message for the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the legalization of the UGCC, the 65th anniversary of the death of Metropolitan Andrey (Sheptytskyj), and the 25th anniversary of the death of Patriarch Joseph (Slipyj)

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The restoration of unity among all Christians is one of the principal concerns of the Second Vatican Council. Christ the Lord founded one Church and one Church only. However, many Christian communions present themselves to men as the true inheritors of Jesus Christ;

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Guidelines for the Growing Cooperation among the Churches in Europe


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Orthodox and Catholics to Prepare a Common Position on Dialogue with EU

Orthodox and Catholics to Prepare a Common Position on Dialogue with EUBRUSSELS. According to a report of the Interfax information agency of November 27, 2009, Orthodox and Catholics intend to work together to form a dialogue with the European Union.

The heads of the Orthodox Church's representations at the EU and Father Piotr Mazurkiewicz, the General Secretary for the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community, took park in the first working meeting which was held last Tuesday.

«The parties noted the importance of the historic moment when the Lisbon contract came into force, containing 17 articles about the regular dialogue of EU institutes with churches and religious communities. They have made a decision to start the preparation of a joint position for granting to the EU management,» Archpriest Antony Ilyin, one of meeting participants, acting representative of the Moscow Patriarchate at the European Union, told Interfax-Religion.

«During the discussion participants of the meeting underlined the importance of a uniform approach for the Christian Churches in the EU for the forming of an institutional dialogue with the EU. They have especially noted the importance of a joint mission of Orthodox and Catholic Churches since they have similar positions in the majority of pressing questions,» he said.

As a result of the meeting the participants have made a decision to hold such consultations regularly starting in December of this year.

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