Category Archives: Ukraine

Seizure of a church in Ukraine

December 27, 2015. Priests of the so-called “Kiev Patriarchate” and a group of radicals of the “Right Sector” took by force the church of Saint Nicholas in the village Zhytomyr Kolodyanka (Ukraine), as the official website of Moscow Patriarchate reports. Archpriest Stefan Markiewicz, dean of Novograd Volyn district of Zhytomyr diocese of the Transfiguration, told about it to the Union […]

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Patriarch of Serbia expresses concern for discrimination against canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

In his message to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church expresses concern for the new facts of violations of the human tights of the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Below is the text of the message published on the website of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) Communication […]

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Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia disapproves strongly the attacks on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

December 23, 2015. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill disapproved the attacks and illegal occupations of churches in Ukraine by ultranationalists and urged for the unifying role of the religious hierarchy towards national unity, as the website prenglish reports. His Holiness expressed his concern about the incidents in the orthodox church, under the canonical jurisdiction of Moscow Patriarchate, in […]

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Human rights defender from Ukraine calls to stop injustice and violence against Orthodox believers

December 21, 2015 Oleg Denisov, Human rights activist, legal Adviser of the Kyiv Metropolis of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), made the open statement addressed to the Council of Europe, Council of Europe High Commissioner for Human Rights, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Special Rapporteur of the Human Right Commission on […]

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The letter of the metropolitan of Rivne and Ostrozhsk Bartholomew to the Ukrainian President to stop the violence against Orthodox believers

December 20, 2015 the metropolitan of Rivne and Ostrozhsk Bartholomew (Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Moscow Patriarchate) sent the letter to the President of Ukraine Piotr Porashenko to stop the violence against Orthodox believers in the village of Ptycha (Dubno district, Rivne region). Here you can find the full text in English. “Dear Mr. President! In Rivne region, on St. Nicholas, terrible […]

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