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Offline Deacon Lance

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Pope elevates UGCC to Patriarchate
« on: April 01, 2013, 04:33:50 PM »
Vatican City, 1 April 2013 (VIS) - Today the Holy Father elevated the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church from Major Archepiscopate to Patriarchate.  He cited the size, organization, and world-wide presence of the Ukainian Catholic Church, as well as his personal frienship with Patriarch Sviatoslav, as deciding factors in his decision to raise the rank of this Eastern Catholic Church.
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Re: Pope elevates UGCC to Patriarchate
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 04:41:12 PM »
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Re: Pope elevates UGCC to Patriarchate
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 04:44:56 PM »
*looks at the calendar*

*looks at the tag*

:)
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Re: Pope elevates UGCC to Patriarchate
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 04:46:23 PM »

...you had me going!

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Re: Pope elevates UGCC to Patriarchate
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 04:47:10 PM »
You could've posted a fake rant to keep it going.  :laugh:
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Re: Pope elevates UGCC to Patriarchate
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2013, 08:30:41 AM »
I like the "friendship" line.  What are friends for if not for help?

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Re: Pope elevates UGCC to Patriarchate
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2013, 08:37:45 AM »
Beat you to it!  8) (Well, I guess I may have cheated a little. :blush:)

I hope he railroads the granting of Patriarchal status to the UGCC.

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Re: Pope elevates UGCC to Patriarchate
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2013, 09:36:59 AM »
*looks at the calendar*

*looks at the tag*

:)

Hmmmm, don't give them any ideas.....