Ukrainian dance troupe Light Balance performed in the dark with neon lights on their clothing that flashed to the beat of the music. Host Tyra Banks pressed her “Golden Buzzer,” sending them straight to the live rounds.

A museum acknowledges an artist it features was a serial sexual abuser – it’s very rare for the art world to put work in this context, writes Fisun Güner.


Photo: The murder of Joe Orton by the artist Kenneth Halliwell was dramatised by Stephen Frears in the 1987 film Prick Up Your Ears (Credit: Alamy)

In the first days after the attack of Nazi Germany on the Soviet Union, about 2,000 people were executed. It now appears that the remains of some of these victims have been found at a site that came to be known as the Lutsk prison massacre.


According to Patriarch Sviatoslav, the memory of the Vistula Operation and its tragic consequences should lead to inter-ethnic Polish-Ukrainian understanding and dialogue.

“I am absolutely convinced,” Ukraine Archbishop Yevstratiy says, “that the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine should not be prohibited. When fighting with a dragon, we must not become one, and when struggling with Russia, we must not become like Russia.  This is complicated because it is always more difficult to do good than to do evil. But good is constructive while evil is only destructive.”


Parubiy expressed thanks to Roman Catholics in general and to Pope Francis in particular for strong humanitarian support to victims of the Russian aggression in Donbas during a meeting with Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, generally regarded as the second most important official in the Roman church.


The Ukrainian Diaspora community in Brazil is one of the largest in the world. Ethnic Ukrainians in the country account for about 500,000 people. Most of them, about 400,000, live in the state of Parana.

When Cardinal Lubomyr Husar spoke, he was able to speak with the authority of those who have experience in the world. Everyone recognized it, whether they were believers or non-believers, Catholics or Orthodox.


Photo: A man holds an image of Ukrainian Cardinal Lubomyr Husar during his June 5 funeral Mass at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Kyiv. Cardinal Husar died May 31 at the age of 84. (CNS Sergey Dolzhenko, EPA)


The UGCC claims the church was Greek-Catholic until the UGCC was outlawed by the Soviets and was eventually given to the Moscow Patriarchate after independence


Patriarch Sviatoslav: “In the unique way of Lubomyr’s holiness we see that the power of God manifested in his weakness; when he lost his physical sight, his spiritual eyes opened even wider.”


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