Category Archives: Reaction to Government interference in church affairs

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends letters to religious leaders, senior statesmen and heads of international organizations regarding the pressure exerted by the Ukrainian authorities on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the government’s interference in the ecclesiastical life in Ukraine

December 14, 2018 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent messages to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches; Pope Francis; Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, head of the Anglican Communion; Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches; Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General; Mr. Thomas Greminger, Secretary General of […]

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Metropolitan Vladimir of Kishinev and All Moldova’s open letter on situation around Pochaev Monastery

November 28, 2018. The Ukrainian Ministry of Justice commission, in response to a complaint from the Ministry of Culture, has recently cancelled the state registration of the right to use the Pochaev Laura of the Dormition’s Cathedral of the Dormition, Cathedral of the Trinity, monastic cells, belfry, Archbishop’s House and Holy Gates. Metropolitan Vladimir of Kishinev and All Moldova has appealed […]

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Head of UOC Law Department: Stocktaking of church property is unlawful

October 18, 2018. Protopriest Alexander Bakhov explained that the property in the churches and monasteries of the UOC is not the property of the state. The Ministry of Culture has no right to make an inventory of the property of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, chairman of the UOC Legal Department, Protopriest Alexander Bakhov, informed the Information and Education Department of […]

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Kiev court to hear claim against President’s interference in Church affairs

October 2, 2018. The legitimacy of the church initiatives of Petro Poroshenko will be considered by the District Court of Kiev. The Kiev District Administrative Court accepted the claim of the public organization “The Rule of Law” regarding the competence of the Ukrainian authorities to interfere in the activities of the Church, reports the website of the District Court of […]

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ROC concerned about politicians trying to destroy church unity in Ukraine

July 16, 2018. Politicians want to shake unity of the Church and create fake forms of church order in Ukraine, believes spokesman for Patriarch Kirill, priest Alexander Volkov. Politicians want to shake unity of the Church and create fake forms of church order in Ukraine, believes spokesman for Patriarch Kirill, priest Alexander Volkov. The Holy Synod of the ROC, whose […]

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