Category Archives: interference by State

The Administrative Courts opens proceedings against Ukrainian Ministry of Culture over the requirement to rename and reregister the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

March 29, 2019 – The District Administrative Court of Kyiv opened proceedings in the case of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s lawsuit against the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture related to the requirement to rename and reregister itself as affiliated with the Russian Orthodox Church, according to the press-service of the Court, as translated by the Union of Orthodox Journalists. The court […]

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Interview with victims of the recent seizure of a Holy Protection Church and with Brian S. Brown, a president of the World Congress of Families, who visited the place of the incident.

March 14, 2019 – The Press Service of the Vicar of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan Pavel (Lebed) of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl, interviewed the victims of the recent seizure of the Holy Protection of the Mother of God Church in the village of Kurozvany (Rivno region). Also, Brian S. Brown , who visited the village, gave his comments about […]

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A report on the situation about the human rights in Ukraine was published by the UN shortly before the presidential elections in Ukraine.

March 13, 2019 – The report was drafted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), on the religious situation in Ukraine, reports Romfea.news. The report highlights the violation of the rights and freedoms of the believers who belong to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Patriarchate of Moscow. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human […]

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The clergy of the Ukranian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) has been called for a “private” conversation with the Securite Bureau of Ukraine to discuss the possibilities to have alternating worship services with representatives of the newly formed religious organization in the church that the activists of the latter organisation has been failing to seize since February 17, 2019.

March 1, 2019 – The Security Bureau of Ukraine (SBU) has had a “private” conversation with the dean of Yasenia district, priest Vitaliy Kemin, about the tense situation around the Most Holy Theotokos’ Church in Yasenia, and, in the adjacent room, with the rector of the latter church, priest Alexander Gasparovich, reports the Legal Department of the Ukranian Orthodox Church […]

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The police unreasonably detained Metropolitan Mitrofan a day after his eparchy declared its loyalty to the canonical Church and its primate His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine.

February 18, 2019 – Metropolitan Mitrofan of Gorlovka and Slavyansk was detained at a checkpoint and escorted to the Slavyansk police department, reports Union of Orthodox Journalist referencing the official website of the Gorlovka eparchy. The incident comes just a day after the Gorlovka eparchy declared its loyalty to the canonical Church and its primate His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of […]

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