Category Archives: Ukraine

Patriarch Kirill invites Greek-Catholics of Ukraine to abandon hate speech

February 24, 2016. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed regret at the negative reaction from representatives of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church to his and the Pope’s joint declaration, as the website Interfax-Religion reports. “I am very frustrated by the negative reaction in Ukraine because this declaration also gives a chance for dialogue with the Greek Catholics. […]

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Arson of the car of an Orthodox priest

February 23, 2016. An arson was committed on the car of orthodox Archpriest Paul Poleshchuk, (Head of social department of the Odessa diocese, Ukraine), who is responsible for the Center for Coordination of humanitarian assistance to displaced persons from the eastern regions of Ukraine and Odessa. The firemen enextinguished the blaze, and then called the police, as the official website […]

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Defamation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) from mass media

February 2, 2016. “Patriotically oriented” Ukrainian mass media keeps hyping up the “prohibition” of the Ukrainian language in the UOC worship practice by His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphriy. Despite numerous publications by the Union of the Orthodox Journalists and other resources, refuting lies about such prohibition, experts in “customized” reporting pursue with their activity. Journalists from the «Religion in Ukraine», «Observer» […]

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Unjust decision of the Ministry of culture of Ukraine about the use of an ancient Orthodox cathedral

February 21, 2016. The Ukrainian authorities gave the permission to the so-called Kiev Patriarchate to use a chapel in the honor of the prince Yaroslav the Wise, inside the Church of Saint Sophia (God’s Wisdom), as the website pravlife reports. By this decision the Ministry of culture of Ukraine provoked conflicts between the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) and […]

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Defamation of the Khust Diocese.

February 20, 2016. The information provided in the publication of the Transcarpathian diocese of the Kiev Patriarchate of the 17th of February on the alleged harassment of the villagers Teresva Transcarpathian region, because they moved to the jurisdiction of the so-called Kiev Patriarchate, does not correspond to the reality according to the press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s diocese […]

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