Category Archives: Ukraine

Illegal position of the Ukrainian government on the use of building of an ancient Cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

February 19, 2016. The Minister of Culture of Ukraine, Mr. V.Kirilenko said during the session of the Parliamentary Assembly, that the he will allow to the non-canonical Kiev Patriarchate to celebrate the services in the church of Saint Sophia, which is now a museum and belongs to the State, as the website uoj reports. The Minister of Culture asked from […]

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Representatives of Ukrainian Orthodox Church meet with Human Rights Ambassador from Kingdom of the Netherlands

February 19, 2016, in the Ecclesiastical archaeological office of the Kyiv Theological Academy representatives of the Synodal Departments of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church met with the Human Rights Ambassador from the Kingdom of the Netherlands Mr. Kees van Baar. As the official website of the Department of External Church Relations reports, the highly esteemed guest was accompanied by Ms. Minke […]

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Kiev City Council decided that the petition for the transfer of the Lavra to the Kiev Patriarchate is illegal

February 17, 2016. The City Council of Kiev (Ukraine) withdrew without consideration the petition on the transfer of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) to Kiev Patriarchate, as this initiative is not in conformity with current legislation, as the website prochurch.ua reports. The e-petition is out of responsibility of the City Council, and its content is […]

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Kyiv Patriarchate takeover attempt of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church community

February 15, 2016. In the village Ozertsy, Gorokhovsky district of Volyn region, the priest of the Kyiv Patriarchate  launched a campaign for the conversion to the Kyiv Patriarchate and tried to organize a gathering of villagers for the “conversion” as reports the Union of the Orthodox Journalists. Among the arguments of the activists of the Kyiv Patriarchate against community of […]

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Robbery in an Orthodox Church

February 15, 2016. In the morning the Obukhov police department reported that in the village of Krenichi in Kiev (Ukraine) in the church of “Holy Virgin”, unknown persons stole from the box for collecting donations, the amount of 1,000 hryvnas in cash, as the website kiev segodnya reports. At the scene of crime arrived an investigative team. Law enforcement officers, […]

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