Category Archives: Ukraine

50 parishes of Ukrainian Orthodox Church have been seized in recent years

March 1, 2018. According to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, 50 parishes of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church have been forcefully seized by the non-canonical Kivien Patriachate in recent years, reports Interfax-Religion. “It’s a very difficult situation in Ukraine. There are real persecutions against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. 50 churches have been forcefully seized in recent […]

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Ukrainian radicals threatened authorities in Chernigov for cooperation with canonical Ukrainian Church

February 28, 2018. Radical right-wing and nationalistic Ukrainian organizations have spoken out against and threatened the authorities of the Chernigov region for allowing the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church to participate in public events, reports The Union of Orthodox Journalists. The radicals promised the authorities “appropriate consequences” if they continue to cooperate with the Church. This was declared in a joint […]

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Russian foreign minister warned the Orthodox Churches of dragging in political games

February 22, 2018. Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov expressed confidence that Russian and Serbian Orthodox Churches will successfully overcome current “turbulent years”, when in different countries churches are being dragged in political games. During the presentation of Church’s Save mosaic dome, S. Lavrov stated that: “It is important to demonstrate such union, especially when Russian and Serbian Orthodox Churches undergo […]

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Bishops of Local Orthodox Churches express support to Lviv diocese of Ukrainian Orthodox Church over arson attack on Church of St. Vladimir in Lviv

February 6, 2018. Following an arson attack on the Church of St. Vladimir in Lviv, which occurred on February 3, 2018, Archbishop Philaret of Lviv and Galich keeps receiving letters from hierarchs of the Local Orthodox Churches. On February 3, a letter from Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Nikšić (Serbian Orthodox Church) came, in which he condemned the actions of […]

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Ukrainian Security Service opens case against priest for posting St. George Ribbon on Facebook

February 8, 2018. The Security Service of Ukraine initiated an administrative case against cleric of the Vinnitsa Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), Doctor of Theology Hieromonk Ioann (Kurmoyarov), who posted a card in Facebook depicting St. George ribbon on May 9, 2017. Fr. John explained that he had posted an image of the card on his Facebook […]

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