Category Archives: Reaction to Government interference in church affairs

Met. Onuphry of Kiev on interference of State in the Church’s internal affairs

June 5, 2018. Modern politicians are unable to unite the Church, but can only cause greater divisions. Therefore, they should remain within their own sphere and not interfere in the Church’s internal affairs, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev said in his sermon on Friday in Kharkov, reports the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Recalling the historical experience of […]

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Met. Rostislav of Czech Lands and Slovakia on interference of Stati in Church’s affairs

May 31, 2018. The participation of state officials in Church matters is unacceptable, His Beatitude Metropolitan Rostislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia said during a recent meeting with two former presidents of Ukraine, reports the Diocese of Prešov of the Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church. President Leonid Kravchuk (1991-1994) and President Leonid Kuchma (1994-2005) met with His Beatitude in […]

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Documents on violations of believers’ rights in Ukraine transferred to EU

March 6, 2018. An event “Religion and State – Multi-Dimensional Relations” was held by the UNO, within the framework of which the believers’ rights were discussed, in particular. On March 5 during the work of the regular session of the UN Human Rights Council NGO Public Advocacy Oleg Denisov spoke with the delegates about possible ways of overcoming the crisis-hit […]

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Ukrainian politicians violate international law by interfering in the internal life of the Church.

March 5, 2018. “Ukrainian politicians violate international law by interfering in the internal life of the Church” is stated in the resolution of the international conference “Contemporary Challenges of Orthodox Identity” which took place on February 27, 2017 in the capital of the Republic of Serbia Banja Luka. According to the conference participants, political and religious experts, modern Ukraine is […]

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Russian foreign minister warned the Orthodox Churches of dragging in political games

February 22, 2018. Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov expressed confidence that Russian and Serbian Orthodox Churches will successfully overcome current “turbulent years”, when in different countries churches are being dragged in political games. During the presentation of Church’s Save mosaic dome, S. Lavrov stated that: “It is important to demonstrate such union, especially when Russian and Serbian Orthodox Churches undergo […]

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