Category Archives: Ukraine

Acts of violation against Orthodox believers

January 9, 2016. In the village of Ptichia, Rivne region (Ukraine), the supporters of the so-called “Kiev Patriarchate” attacked to the pilgrims of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and beat them. The Union of Orthodox Journalists was witnesses of the incident, as they report on its official website. The conflict between the believers of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and […]

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Kiev Patriarchate tries to legitimize the seizure of an Orthodox church

January 6, 2016. Representatives of the so-called Kiev Patriarchate try to legitimize the capture of a church in the village Kolodyanka Zhytomyr region (Ukraine), as the website prochurch.ua reports. Representatives of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the so-called Kiev Patriarchate supporters met with the head of Novograd Volyn regional Administration, to discuss the situation. The non-canonical believers insist on […]

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Arson of an Orthodox Church in Ukraine

January 5, 2016. Unidentified people attempted to set on fire the church of St. Petro Mohyla of the Second Shevchenko Deanery of Kiev (Ukraine) as the information department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) reports. The residents of neighbouring apartment houses interfered immediately and the fire was put out before the arrival of the fire-fighters. According to the church […]

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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 prochurch.ua 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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