WelCom December 2023
The Ukrainian Catholic Church in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania has launched a new website, which Bishop Mykola Bychok, Eparch of Melbourne, invites everyone to visit at: catholicukes.au
The bishop said the Church must continue to use its online presence to proclaim the work of God, encourage the spiritual growth of its people and strengthen connections within the community.
‘For us Ukrainians, this task is twice greater because of the war, where we must be witness to the truth behind the events that take place,’ he said. ‘Today, people are especially hungry to hear good words – and most of all, the word of God.’
The Ukrainian Catholic Church is an Eastern Church in communion with Rome. The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Ss Peter and Paul Melbourne covers Australia, New Zealand and the rest of Oceania. The Eparch has jurisdiction in all these places. Ukrainians immigrated to New Zealand after the Second World War, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and of course now. A Ukrainian parish was established in Auckland in 2015, which caters for the whole of New Zealand. It is on the new website.