Category Archives: Ukraine

Two churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church were robbed

March 10, 2016. The Church of the Great Martyr Demetrius of Thessaloniki in  village Sloboda-Dashkovetskaya (Ukraine) was robbed on March 1 and the Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Medvezhye Ushko Village – on March 8, as the press service of the Vinnytsya Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reports. Traces of the break in were found by the rector of the church. According to him the […]

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The chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church discussed the interfaith situation in Ukraine with the head of the UN monitoring mission

March 9, 2016. The chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Metropolitan of Borispol and Brovary Antony met with Fiona Fraser, Deputy Chief of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission and the representatives of the Mission delegation at the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra on March 9, as the Information and Education Department of the UOC reports. Both sides discussed the results of the visit of the mentioned international organization staff […]

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Hate speech from a priest of Kiev Patriarchate against the faithful of Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

March 6, 2016. A Kyiv Patriarchate minister called for crackdown on the parishioners and priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church during the rally in the Independence Square in Kiev, as the website uoj reports. Among the attendants of the rally were Yulia Timoshenko and Oleg Lyashko. According to the source, the representative of Kyiv Patriarchate also requested to include in […]

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The Regular meeting of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations calls the authorities to listen to the voice of people

March 1, 2016. On the premises of the Metropolitan’s Residence at the “St. Sophia of Kyiv” National Preserve, the regular meeting of the All Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (AUCCRO) was held, as the website of the DECR of the UOC (Moscow Patriarchate) reports. With the blessing of His Beatitude Onufriy, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine, the […]

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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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