Category Archives: property rights

Statement of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) in connection with events surrounding the Holy-Annunciation church of UOC in the city of Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivska oblast

June 4, 2017, on the Day of Holy Pentecost, in the city of Kolomiya 13 priests of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church (UGCC) together with their faithful and supported by “Chorna Sotnia” (“the Black Hundred”) fighters, entered the Holy-Annunciation church, which belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and celebrated a liturgy there. After that, the church was illegally locked, and since […]

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The Jerusalem Patriarch condemns attempts of churches seizure in Ukraine

June 6, 2017 – Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem speaks against attempts of Ukrainian breakaway groups to capture churches belonging to believers of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church. “We decisively condemn those, who commit actions aimed against parishes of the canonical Orthodox Church in Ukraine. It is not in vain that the holy fathers remind us that destruction of church […]

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Greek Catholics seized the Moscow Patriarchate Ukrainian Orthodox Church in western Ukraine

June 5, 2017 – Priests of the Greek Catholic Church on Sunday, the Feast of the Holy Trinity, seized old Annunciation Church in the town of Kolomyya, the Ivano-Frankovsk Region. Militants of the nationalistic movement Chornaya Sotnya participated in the seizure. Its rector Archpriest Vasily Kobelsky told that Greek Catholics entered the church by deceit and celebrated a liturgy there. “This day […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate demands return of all property seized from it, halt of attempts to create state Church in Ukraine

May 30, 2017 – The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has called for an end to be put to church division in Ukraine and state interference in religious affairs. “One should finally put an end to the attempts to create a state Church in Ukraine. All churches and religious communities should be equal to […]

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