Category Archives: Ukraine

A report on the situation about the human rights in Ukraine was published by the UN shortly before the presidential elections in Ukraine.

March 13, 2019 – The report was drafted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), on the religious situation in Ukraine, reports The report highlights the violation of the rights and freedoms of the believers who belong to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Patriarchate of Moscow. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human […]

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The supporters of the OCU did not permit the clergy of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church to celebrate the All-Night Vigil in the village of Bohoniki.

March 9, 2019 – According to the official website of the Vinnitsa Diocese of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the group of supporters of the OCU have blocked the passage to the St John the Theologian’s Church in the village of Bohoniki, Vinnitsa district,  and did not allow the canonical Ukranian Orthodox Church’s clergy led by Archbishop Varsonophiy to enter […]

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The believers were beaten, insulted and thrown out from their church into the street by the supporters of the OCU.

March 3, 2019 – The believers of the canonical Ukranian Orthodox Churchwere insulted, beaten and thrown out from the Holy Transfiguration Church in Gnezdychno, Ternopol, into the street by the supporters of the OCU,  reports the Information and Education Department of the canonical Ukranian Orthodox Church. In the morning, the representatives of the OCU used the church for their worship […]

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The clergy of the Ukranian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) has been called for a “private” conversation with the Securite Bureau of Ukraine to discuss the possibilities to have alternating worship services with representatives of the newly formed religious organization in the church that the activists of the latter organisation has been failing to seize since February 17, 2019.

March 1, 2019 – The Security Bureau of Ukraine (SBU) has had a “private” conversation with the dean of Yasenia district, priest Vitaliy Kemin, about the tense situation around the Most Holy Theotokos’ Church in Yasenia, and, in the adjacent room, with the rector of the latter church, priest Alexander Gasparovich, reports the Legal Department of the Ukranian Orthodox Church […]

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Representative of Ukrainian Orthodox Church appeals to international organization over facts of mass violations of rights of believers in Ukraine

In connection with mass violations of human rights in Ukraine and a real threat of escalation of the religious conflicts in the country, Bishop Victor of Baryshevka, head of the UOC representation to the European international organizations, recorded a video-appeal to officials of the United Nations Organization, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, European Union and a number of […]

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