Category Archives: Ukraine

The Chairman of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (AUCCRO), Chief Rabbi of Ukraine believes that with the adoption of Law No. 5309, no religion in Ukraine can feel protected from state interference.

January 2, 2019. The Chairman of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (AUCCRO), Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Yakov Dov Bleich called the law  No. 5309 anti-constitutional and said that he would ask the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the Verkhovna Rada to delay its implementation. According to the spiritual leader of the Jewish community, who has been […]

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Mayor Michel Tereshchenko interferes into the internal Church relations

December 28, 2018. Officials of the town of Glukhov in the Sumy region call on the priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) to move into the newly created Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Mayor Michel Tereshchenko puts a direct and categorical question: “When will you transfer to a new church?” Protopriest Alexey Rodionov, dean of the Glukhov district, told […]

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The position of the representative of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) to European International Organizations on the Ukrainian law on renaming religious organizations

December 28, 2018. The Ukrainian authorities made an ill-considered political step when they disregarded the norms of international law and adopted the law on renaming religious organizations, said Bishop Victor (Kotsaba) of Baryshevka, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) Representative Office to European International Organization to the Information and Education Department of the UOC-MP. “Even the Main Scientific […]

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The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) is set to challenge the discriminatory law in the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

December 25, 2018. The head of the Law Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), Protopriest Alexander Bakhov gave an interview to the UOC-MP Information and Education Department where he commented the recently signed anti-church bill N5039. He stated, that since 1990, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has been officially registered by the government authorities with this very name and […]

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The Deputy Head of the Department of External Church Relations (Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate) emphasizes that Law No. 5309 artificially makes the believers of Ukraine strangers in their own country.

December 24, 2018. Union of Orthodox Journalists reports with reference to the ZIK channel, that the Deputy Head of the Department of External Church Relations (Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate) Protopriest Nikolai Danilevich stated: the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) will not agree to name change and will protect its rights by all possible legal means “We will protect ourselves […]

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