Rivne Diocesan building vandalized following Ukrainian-Russian naval incident

November 27, 2018. The diocesan administration building of the Rivne Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was vandalized last night, with provocative slogans being painted on the walls, reports the diocesan website. The Rivne Diocese is among those that have officially expressed their support for the canonical Ukrainian Church and its primate His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All […]

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Russian Orthodox Church calls ECHR decision on Pussy Riot members’ appeal blow to legal protection of religious freedom

December 5, 2018. The Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church says that the European Court of Human Rights’ refusal to reconsider its Pussy Riot ruling restricts religious freedom in Europe. “It is regrettable that the court rejected Russia’s appeal and refused to refer the case to the Grand Chamber. The court evaded a serious and substantive discussion of its […]

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The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) conducted searches at the place of residence of the abbot of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Pavel of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl (Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate)

November 30, 2018. On the morning of November 30, The Ukrainian Security Service began to search through the place of residence of the abbot of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Pavel of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl (Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate) , reports the Security Service site. “The Ukrainian Security Service is conducting searches at the place of residence of the head […]

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Reaction of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) on false statement of the president of Ukraine that the Church’s service has prayers for president V. Putin and for the Russian army.

November 29, 2018. Metropolitan Jonathan (Yeletskikh) of Tulchin and Bratslav and priests of the Tulchin eparchy of the UOC are going to give advisors to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko Service books to assure them: at Divine services in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) , they do not pray either for president V.Putin nor the Russian Federation’s army, […]

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