Category Archives: Ukraine

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church urges to stop discrimination of Orthodox believers in the country

October 28, 2015. The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate is concerned with kindling religious hostility in the country, as the information service of the UOC Moscow Patriarcate reports. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church published a statement, which mentions that: “Cases of violating civil peace on religious motives are fixed in certain regions of our country. […]

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An Orthodox priest stubbed in Ukraine

October 27, 2015. In Darnytskyi (Kiev, Ukraine), Archpriest Dmitriy Plotnikov was the victim of a 40 year-old woman who attacked against him by knife, as the information service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) reports. In the morning, she went to the chapel. After standing for a while, she suddenly started throwing stones. A priest made remarks to her […]

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Arson prevented in an Orthodox monastery in Ukraine

October 26, 2015. A church guard found bags for garbage buried in the ground when he was passing near the walls of the Protection Monastery in Kharkov (Ukraine). Those bags had five bottles with flame liquid, which were ‘Molotov cocktails’, as the information service of UOC of Moscow Patriarcate reports. The priest Dionisy Zaloga, staff member of the Diocesan Administration, […]

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Moscow Patriarchate’s statement about hostility of Greek-Catholics in Ukraine

October 23, 2015. The Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate made the statement as reaction to the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav Shevchuk’s interview with Austria’s Kathpress agency, as DECR Communication Service reports. The Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate expresses its strong protest against the claims made by […]

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Moscow Patriarchate condemns the seizure of an Orthodox church in Ukraine

October 16, 2015. In Konstantinovka (Ukraine), the representatives of the non-canonical Patriarchate of Kiev seized a church of the Purification of the Virgin Mary that is currently under construction, as Interfax – religion reports. The parish is located in the country’s east where an absolute majority of believers are adherents of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). The head […]

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