Category Archives: Ukraine

The Law Department of the UOC appealed to President Poroshenko request to veto bill No 5309, as it discriminates millions of believing citizens of Ukraine on the religious ground

December 20, 2018 – The Law Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church appealed to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with a request to veto the bill No. 5309 adopted on December 20, 2018, reported the Information and Education Department of the UOC. This draft law violates the right to freedom of religion and discriminates on the religious ground millions of […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) believers start prayerful standing outside the Verkhovna Rada as a protest against the possible adaptation of anti-church bills

December 20, 2018. The believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) gathered at the walls of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to hold a prayer as a protest against interference of the authorities in the affairs of the Church. About two thousand UOC-MP (Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarchate) believers took part in the prayer standing at the walls […]

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The Verkhovna-Rada have adopted anti-church bill No 5309.

December 20, 2018. According to the Union of Orthodox Journalists, the Verkhovna Rada have adopted the anti-church bill No. 5309, which obliges the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to change its name as the Church, whose “governing centre(management) is in the aggressor country”, and become the “Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine”. 240 deputies voted in favour of the bill, 31 deputies voted […]

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Dmitry Yarosh, leader of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army and State Initiative of Yarosh organization, called for “manhunt on Moscow priests.”

December 17, 2018 – According to the Information and Education Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), MP of the Verkhovna Rada, Greek Catholic Dmitry Yarosh congratulated his “Orthodox brothers and sisters” on the establishment of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine and called for “manhunt on Moscow priests”. He wrote that on hisFacebook page, addressing not only like-minded people, but also he “tagged” […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends letters to religious leaders, senior statesmen and heads of international organizations regarding the pressure exerted by the Ukrainian authorities on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the government’s interference in the ecclesiastical life in Ukraine

December 14, 2018 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent messages to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches; Pope Francis; Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, head of the Anglican Communion; Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches; Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General; Mr. Thomas Greminger, Secretary General of […]

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