Valerii Syrotiuk, vicar of the Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral, presented Pope Francis with a book “Two Centuries of Service to God and Nation: UGCC (УГКЦ) in Bukovyna”, during the visit to the Vatican Residence in Rome.

The book was printed at the Kharkiv Book Factory “Hlobus”, which is corporate enterprise of SJSC “Ukrvydavpoligraphiia”, and saw the world at the Kharkiv publishing house “SYTSYIA” in 2016.

Nestor Myzak and Andrii Yaremchuk, the Historians of the Yurii Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, are authors of the monograph.

The book compiles and systemizes facts of life and organisation of the Greek Catholic community in Chernivtsi, facts and documents after visitations of Metropolitan Andriy Sheptytsky, pilgrimage in Rome. The book describes participation in spiritual and cultural life famous Bukovyna residents, in particular about writer Olha Kobylianska affiliation with Greek Catholic Church community in Chernivtsi.

The photographs on Greek Catholic community life and photocopies of documents are the most valuable. The high printing level of monograph performed is also worth noting.

The second part of the book about the history of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in Bukovina is currently being developed.


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