Category Archives: Ukraine

The Russian Orthodox Church is Concerned About the Political Pressure Exerted on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate

March 11, 2016. The head of the Moscow patriarchate department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk commented on the communication issued by the press-service of the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in relation to his meeting with the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew. According to it, one of the questions discussed during this meeting was the foundation of a ‘United […]

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Villagers of Bukovini filled up a trench, made for the construction of a church of the Moscow Patriarchate

March 10, 2016. A conflict was provoked in Bukovini village (Ukraine) by the decision to build a new church in the village of Kibaki, Vizhnitskiy region, as Young Bukovinetc reports. Some villagers were against the construction of the church because they already have one there, which belongs to the Kiev Patriarchate, as the website molbuk reports. ‘There are 15 families […]

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Two churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church were robbed

March 10, 2016. The Church of the Great Martyr Demetrius of Thessaloniki in  village Sloboda-Dashkovetskaya (Ukraine) was robbed on March 1 and the Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Medvezhye Ushko Village – on March 8, as the press service of the Vinnytsya Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reports. Traces of the break in were found by the rector of the church. According to him the […]

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The chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church discussed the interfaith situation in Ukraine with the head of the UN monitoring mission

March 9, 2016. The chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Metropolitan of Borispol and Brovary Antony met with Fiona Fraser, Deputy Chief of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission and the representatives of the Mission delegation at the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra on March 9, as the Information and Education Department of the UOC reports. Both sides discussed the results of the visit of the mentioned international organization staff […]

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Hate speech from a priest of Kiev Patriarchate against the faithful of Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

March 6, 2016. A Kyiv Patriarchate minister called for crackdown on the parishioners and priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church during the rally in the Independence Square in Kiev, as the website uoj reports. Among the attendants of the rally were Yulia Timoshenko and Oleg Lyashko. According to the source, the representative of Kyiv Patriarchate also requested to include in […]

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