Ukrainian Church recalls 400th anniversary of martyrdom of St. Josaphat
November 13, 2023
CWN Editor's Note: Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica on November 12 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Josaphat. The head of the Basilian Order of St. Josaphat spoke at Vespers in St. Peter’s Basilica on November 11.
St. Josaphat was born into Eastern Orthodoxy and later become a Catholic monk and bishop.
“I greet with affection the pilgrimage of Ukrainian faithful and Basilian monks – I can see the Ukrainian flags there – from various countries to celebrate the fourth centenary of the martyrdom of Saint Josaphat,” Pope Francis said to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on November 12. “I pray with you for peace in your beleaguered country. Brothers and sisters, let us not forget tormented Ukraine, let us not forget her.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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