WBEZ | Greek Catholic Church http://www.wbez.org/tags/greek-catholic-church Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Ukrainian Greek Catholic leader, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, talks spirituality and politics http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-17/ukrainian-greek-catholic-leader-sviatoslav-shevchuk-talks-spirituality-a <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-17/shevchuk_mokshytskyj.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The <a href="http://www.ugcc.org.ua/index.php?L=2" target="_blank">Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine</a> has survived turbulent times, including when it was driven underground during Soviet rule. Today, the Church makes its way in a free Ukraine. But that doesn’t mean it operates in a world free from politics.</p><p><em>Worldview</em> talks to the Church’s new leader, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk. Known as Patriarch to his flock, he's only 41 years old. Shevchuk's predecessor willingly retired to turn over leadership to him. Known in the Church as a charismatic leader, the Archbishop gives <em>Worldview</em> a mini-history of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and its place in Ukraine’s spiritual and political life.</p><p><em><strong>During the original boradcast, it was eronneously stated that Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk is head of the <span class="commentBody" data-jsid="text">Roman Ca<span class="text_exposed_show">tholic Church in Ukraine</span></span>. We regret the error.</strong></em></p></p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:58:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-17/ukrainian-greek-catholic-leader-sviatoslav-shevchuk-talks-spirituality-a Worldview 1.17.12 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-11712 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2012-january/2012-01-17/burma1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The U.S. and the European Union have responded positively to the latest reforms by Burma’s military junta. The U.S. has said it will restore full diplomatic relations; there's also talk of potentially lifting sanctions. <a href="http://www.soros.org/initiatives/bpsai/about/bios/aungthwin" target="_blank">Maureen Aung-Thwin</a>, director of the <a href="http://www.soros.org/initiatives/bpsai" target="_blank">Burma Project</a> at the <a href="http://www.soros.org/" target="_blank">Open Society Foundation</a>, tells us what this may mean for the country. Also, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the charismatic new leader of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, is only 40 years old.<em> Worldview</em> talks to him about opportunities and challenges, both political and spiritual, in Ukraine.</p></p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:47:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-11712