Category Archives: Reaction to Freedom of Assembly

Supreme Court defends Ivano-Frankivsk faithful from the mayor’s eviction pressures

March 28, 2017 – The highest judicial body of the Ukrainian judicial system ruled in favor of the parishioners of the Holy Transfiguration Church of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) of Ivano-Frankivsk, reports the website of the diocese. The court found the claims of officials to believers unfounded. Since November 2016, the executive committee of the City Council of […]

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Bishop Kliment of Irpen: the service of the Kiev Patriarchate in the Kiev Pechersk Lavra is a provocation of outcasts

March 13, 2017 – The service held by the Kiev Patriarchate in the Kiev Pechersk Lavra is not linked to the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and is a provocation attempt. “What we witnessed in the Uspensk Cathedral of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra can hardly be called a church service. It was clearly a provocation from the so-called ‘Kiev-Patriarchate’. During a touristic […]

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The Ukrainian Orthodox Church is building a new church as a result of having theirs illegally seized by the Kiev Patriarchate

March 13, 2017 – The canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church was illegally seized in 2015 in the village of Katerinovka, Ternopol oblast. Because of this seizure, the Ukrainian Orthodox community is searching for funds to build a new church as a result of not having a permanent place for conducting church services. “Members of the Kiev Patriarchate and the Right Sector […]

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The court of Borispol (Ukraine) has prohibited an Orthodox Christian Cross Procession

February 22, 2017 – The municipal court of Borispol in the greater Kiev region has reviewed the administrative lawsuit of the protopriest Georgy Nosach of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), and has ruled in its favour. According to a journalist from the Union of Orthodox Journalists (UOJ), the court case involved the prohibition of an Orthodox Cross procession on […]

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