Category Archives: Ukraine

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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Metropolitan Mitrofan, an Ukrainian citizen, was also denied the right to enter Ukraine

December 10, 2018 – The official website of the Gorlovka and Slavyansk Diocese confirmed that Metropolitan Mitrofan (Nikitin) of Gorlovka and Slavyansk Diocese (a clergy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarchate, and an Ukrainian citizen) was also denied the right to cross the demarcation line around some eastern territories in Ukraine through the official entry-exit checkpoint by the Security Service of […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church Synod says its episcopate, parishioners pressured, persecuted

December 7, 2018. The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) said its bishops, other clerics and parishioners were being pressured following the Bishops’ Assembly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on November 13. “Following the Bishops’ Assembly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which took place on November 13, 2018, pressure has been put on and groundless criminal prosecution […]

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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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