Category Archives: Ukraine

The court found illegal the transaction of the Orthodox church in a village to Kiev Patriarchate

February 11, 2016. The religious community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church  (Moscow Patriarchate) in the village Mil’cha of Dubno district, Rivne region, was able to challenge in the court the decision of the village council, which has helped the community of Kiev Patriarchate to seize illegally the temple. The judge issued a ruling according to which the decision of the […]

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Russian official accuses Kiev of growing aggression against Orthodox believers

February 11, 2016 Russian Foreign Ministry human rights ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov has accused Kiev of escalating aggression against Orthodox believers and churches of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine, as tass.ru reports “Pressure on freedom of media, lack of investigation into tortures and continued use of torture methods at prisons of Ukraine is unfortunately added by another theme that has been […]

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Review of statements in mass media and published sources Hate speech of the UOC-KP and UAOC representatives

February 11, 2016. The Ukrainian human rights organisation “Public Advocacy” published the Review of statements in mass media and published sources Hate speech of the Kiev Patriarchate and Ukrainian Autonomous Orthodox Church representatives The full text of the report you can found here. Review of statements in mass media_NGO Public Advocacy.pdf

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Increase of church robbery in Ukraine

February 10, 2016. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, in the year, 150 robberies took place in Orthodox churches in Ukraine, as the website uoj reports. Over the last two months the thieves hit almost every temple of the Odessa region. Criminals prefer to take gold jewelry with images and the money from the donation box. Usually […]

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A Department for protection of believers’ right is founded at the diocese of Khmelnytskyi

Feberary 9, 2016 At the secretariat of the diocese of Khmelnytskyi a department for the regulation of interfaith relations and protection of believers’ rights was founded, as the press-service of the  diocese of Khmelnytskyi reports. One of the objectives of the department is to solve the interfaith disputes emerging within the territory of the diocese. The department was created upon […]

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