Category Archives: Ukraine

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church compares persecutions of Orthodox believers in Ukraine to Soviet atheist era

February 13, 2017. Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church administration Metropolitan Antony of Borispol and Brovary compares ongoing persecutions of Orthodox believers in Ukraine to actions of Bolsheviks, as reports Interfax-religion website. “The things we see in certain western regions of our Motherland where Orthodox churches are seized, believers are beaten, priests with their families are thrown outside, can be […]

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OSCE concerned about frequent thefts in UOC churches of Odessa region

February 11, 2017. Representatives of the OSCE special monitoring mission in Ukraine initiated a meeting with the dean of the Belgorod-Dniester district, Archpriest Rustik Vykhodtsev, during which frequent cases of theft and vandalism in Orthodox churches of the district were discussed, as reports the Union of the Orthodox Journalists website. OSCE observers in Odessa Cornelius Nolan and Aram Harutyunyan, as […]

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Radicals seize another Ukrainian Orthodox Church

February 11, 2017. Representatives of so-called “Kiev Patriarchate,” with the support of “Right Sector” radicals seized a canonical parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) in the village of Kotyuzhyny, in the Ternopil region, as reports pravoslavie.ru website. The site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Information-Educational Synodal Department reports that the takeover of the Church of Protomartyr Stephen went […]

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Police keep back statistics on religious hate crimes in Ukraine

February 9, 2017. An actual number of offences with regard to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church exceed those offered by the law enforcement, as reports the Union of the Orthodox Journalists. At the beginning of February the Central Investigation Department of the National Police of Ukraine published the results of the law enforcement bodies’ activity over the last year. Inter alia, […]

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