Category Archives: Ukraine

Believers were prevented from exercising their right on praying

January 3, 2016. In Ternopil (Ukraine) representatives of the so-called Kiev Patriarchate blocked once again the entrance of the temple of the Holy Righteous Anna and believers of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (OUC) were not allowed to worship, as the website reports. In the morning before the service, the supporters of Kiev Patriarchate occupied the territory at the […]

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Archbishop Luka protests for attempts to divide the Ukrainian society

January 2, 2016. During a press conference with the journalists of Zaporizhia (Ukraine), Archbishop Luka of Zaporizhia and Melitopol expressed his opinion about the suggestion of the Secretary of the Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council Alexander Turchinov. Mr. Turchinov suggested to move the celebration of the Nativity of Christ from January 7 to December 25, reports the Information Department […]

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Russian Foreign Ministry speaks of OSCE’s lack of action toward seizure of churches of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

December 29, 2015. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia is worried about the situation surrounding the Assumption church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the village of Ptichya in the Rovno region and calls on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to assess appropriately the Kiev authorities’ attitude towards the seizure of churches belonging to the […]

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Metropolitan Onoufry urges to end the war of defamation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

December 29, 2015. On the annual assembly of Kiev Diocese, Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and all Ukraine has spoken about the issue of defamation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church as press service of the UOC MP reports. “Today all of us are witnesses to the open and planned informational war against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, using unchecked and sometimes even […]

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Increase of robberies of Orthodox Churches in Odessa

December 28, 2015. Twenty failed attempts of robberies and burglaries of churches occurred during the last month in Odessa and its region (Ukraine). The Orthodox Metropolitan of Odessa region Agafangel announced it in a letter addressed to the clergy and faithful of his diocese, as the website of the diocese reports. According to the bishop, the thieves carried out of […]

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