Representative of Ukrainian Orthodox Church appeals to international organization over facts of mass violations of rights of believers in Ukraine

In connection with mass violations of human rights in Ukraine and a real threat of escalation of the religious conflicts in the country, Bishop Victor of Baryshevka, head of the UOC representation to the European international organizations, recorded a video-appeal to officials of the United Nations Organization, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, European Union and a number of […]

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The police unreasonably detained Metropolitan Mitrofan a day after his eparchy declared its loyalty to the canonical Church and its primate His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine.

February 18, 2019 – Metropolitan Mitrofan of Gorlovka and Slavyansk was detained at a checkpoint and escorted to the Slavyansk police department, reports Union of Orthodox Journalist referencing the official website of the Gorlovka eparchy. The incident comes just a day after the Gorlovka eparchy declared its loyalty to the canonical Church and its primate His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of […]

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The citizen of Ukraine, Bishop Gedeon has been deprived of his citizenship and deported to the United States, on the day of his participation in the session at the Supreme Court of Ukraine questioning the legitimacy of a Parliament’s directive with respect to a religious issue.

February 14, 2019 – the abbot of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s (Moscow Patriarchate) Desiatinny (Tithe – Ed.) monastery, Bishop Gedeon (Kharon) of Makarov, that was detained at the airport by the Security Service of Ukraine on 13 February, was denied entering Ukraine and was deported to the USA. The bishop was returning from the United States where he told the […]

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Bishop Gedeon has been detained in the airport by the Security Service of Ukraine

February 13, 2019 – The Union of Orthodox Journalists reported in the evening that the abbot of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s (Moscow Patriarchate) Desiatinny (Tithe – Ed.) monastery, Bishop Gedeon (Kharon) of Makarov was detained at the Borispol airport and is about to be deported, Protodeacon Anthony, Secretary of Gedeon, told Facebook. The bishop was returning from the United States […]

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