The Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO) extends its sincerest congratulations to the newly appointed Bishop Elect the new leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania Fr Mykola Bychok.

The AFUO has always had a strong relationship with Ukrainian churches and sees the important role of this cooperation.

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“We look forward to working with Bishop Elect in promoting our spiritual life in tandem with our community life. They are very much intertwined.” – Stefan Romaniw OAM, Co-Chair of the AFUO said.

May the Holy Spirit guide him and give him the strength and fortitude as a shepherd to lead his flock to new heights in their search for God’s light!

The AFUO thanked retiring Bishop Peter Stasiuk, who has been wonderful, strong partner of the AFUO.

“He has served this community well, understanding that a Strong Church means a Strong Community”

“Bishop Peter came with a vision and worked in partnership with his clergy and the community in delivering this vision.”

The AFUO wishes Bishop Peter well in his new life as an assistant priest in Yorkton Canada and chaplain to several schools.