Category Archives: Ukraine

In Rovno region non-canonical church adherents start manhunt of the beaten UOC priest

August 30, 2017. A scandal involving a fight between a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and a representative of the Kyiv Patriarchate broke out in the village of Povcha in Dubno district of Rivne region (Ukraine). After the incident, the priest of the UOC appealed to the police and verified battery-induced injuries, yet the KP representatives accused him of […]

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Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved antichurch bill

July 14, 2017 – On July 12 the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Culture and Spirituality considered and approved bill No. 5309 “On introducing amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations.” Bill No. 5309 proposes to amend the Law “regarding the name of religious organizations (associations) that are part of a […]

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“Peacemaker” website under investigation for publishing personal data and threaten of clerics of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

July 9, 2017 – Kyiv Police Department is investigating the case against the “Peacemaker” site, which publishes contact information of the so-called “traitors to the motherland”, including clerics of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church who are then threatened. The police started the case on the fact of publishing personal data on the website “Peacemaker” of more than four and a […]

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“Even Central Committee of the CPSU did not interfere with activities of the Church as brazenly as the current government”, – political expert

July 7, 2017 – Before our eyes, before the eyes of the entire world, Orthodoxy is being killed in Ukraine. Even under the Soviet rule, the Central Committee of the CPSU interfered into church affairs more covertly, at least not so impudently. “Article 35 of the Constitution states: “the church and religious organizations in Ukraine are separated from the state”. […]

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