Category Archives: Ukraine

A bill on transfer of religious communities to another jurisdiction presented in Ukrainian Parliament

March 1, 2016. Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On freedom of conscience and religious organizations” relating to the change of affiliation with religious centers by religious communities were brought in the Ukrainian Parliament, as the website risu.org.ua reports. The initiators of the bill No. 4128 were by Victor Yelenskyy, Svitlana Voitsekhovska, Pavlo Kyshkar and four more MPs, the Institute […]

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Serbian Patriarch urges Poroshenko to stop the seizure of Orthodox shrines

February 25, 2016. Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on behalf of the Synod sent a letter to Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko, expressing deep concern with oppressions of canonical Orthodoxy in Ukraine and threat of seizing shrines of all-Orthodox importance, as reports Interfax. “Our Christian conscience is deeply concerned with the destruction of centuries-old unity of Orthodox Church in Ukraine and with […]

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Arson in an Orthodox Church

February 24, 2016. On 22nd of February there was an arson in the temple of Mother of God in the city Mykolaiv, in Lviv region (Ukraine), as it is reported by the Department of Information and Education of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). The central part of the building was seriously damaged and a part of the refectory was […]

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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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