Category Archives: Ukraine

The Administrative Courts opens proceedings against Ukrainian Ministry of Culture over the requirement to rename and reregister the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

March 29, 2019 – The District Administrative Court of Kyiv opened proceedings in the case of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s lawsuit against the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture related to the requirement to rename and reregister itself as affiliated with the Russian Orthodox Church, according to the press-service of the Court, as translated by the Union of Orthodox Journalists. The court […]

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4 new facts about harassment of Chernivtsi-Bukovina Diocese’s believers.

March 26, 2019 – The Chernivtsi-Bukovina Diocese Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) published a summary of issues discussed during the meeting with the OSCE representatives on its Facebook page: “within the framework of the meeting of the secretary of the Diocese, Archimandrite Nikita, with the representatives of the OSCE Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, the following issues were considered: – the […]

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The Administrative Court of Kiev closed the case on the competence of the President of Ukraine to interfere in activities of the church and religious organizations.

March 26, 2019 –  the District Administrative Court of Kyiv  has completed consideration of the case on the claim of the NGO “Rule of Law” against the President of Ukraine regarding the establishment of a lack of competence (authority) of the head of the state to interfere in the activities of the church and religious organizations, in particular by signing […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church Representative to the European International Organisations points out “a further proof of the existence of systematic state policy of discrimination against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church”

March 20, 2019 –  The group of UN Special Rapporteurs,  six months ago, on October 30, 2018, appealed to the competent state bodies of Ukraine with a соmmunication request regarding the violation of the rights of Ukrainian Orthodox Church faithful but they did not receive any answers or response within the prescribed time limit . The UOC Representation to the […]

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The activists of the OCU applied physical force against the faithful; the local media used this provocation to write a case against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

March 17, 2019 – Archbishop of Vinnitsa Varasnophy (the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox  Church) reports in his facebook page: “All Vinnitsa media write about the fact that the door (of the church- ed.) was broken down  and a glass was smashed in Luka Meleshkovskoy. But it all started with the fact that they (supporters of the OCU – ed.) locked father […]

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