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Sviatoslav Shevchuk

UCCRO Chairman, Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Galych

Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

The UGCC is one of the twenty-three Eastern Catholic Churches sui iuris, which are in full communion with the Bishop of Rome. The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is the largest among all the Eastern Catholic Churches in the world and it numbers more than 5.5 million faithful in 25 countries spread on five continents.

The UGCC in Ukraine is comprised of 3,534 religious organizations, including 3,327 registered communities, thus ranking the third place in the number of religious communities in Ukraine. 2,714 priests serve in the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church.

Within the Church, there also are 102 monasteries, 26 religious missions, 1 fraternal organization, 1,893 Sunday schools and 3 secondary schools, 16 religious schools, including state-licensed Ukrainian Catholic University.

The UGCC has an uninterrupted hierarchical succession dating back to the times of the official baptism of Rus-Ukraine and the establishment of the ecclesiastical structure on its territory.


Postal address: P. O. Box 210, Kyiv, Ukraine 02002 (UGCC Patriarchal Curia)

Phone/fax: +38 044 541 11 14