Category Archives: buildings of worship

Сourt confirms illegal re-registration of UOC community in Vapniarka to OCU

July 2, 2020. The court dismissed the appeals of the Office for Nationalities and Religions of the Vinnytsia Regional State Administration and the OCU community of Vapniarka. On June 22, 2020, the North-West Economic Court of Appeal of Rivne ruled in favour of the St. Apostle Andrew the First-Called community of the UOC of the urban-type settlement Vapniarka of the […]

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MP from Poroshenko party demands to give Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra to OCU

On June 22, 2020, the deputy from the “Euro-Solidarity” party Alexei Goncharenko published a video demanding that the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra should be transferred immediately to the OCU, because “this issue is long overdue”. “This is one of the symbols of our state, it is more than a shrine, maybe even the main symbol of Ukraine and Kyiv,” Goncharenko […]

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Orthodox Church in Turkish village destroyed by treasure hunters

May 26, 2020. Orthodox Christians in Turkey are concerned that the church in the village of Yeşildere has greatly suffered at the hands of looters over the past years. Treasure hunters have stripped graves, excavated the building structure, and destroyed the garden. Villagers have appealed to authorities to designate the church a tourist site in order to preserve it, reports […]

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