Kiev Patriarchate tries to legitimize the seizure of an Orthodox church

January 6, 2016. Representatives of the so-called Kiev Patriarchate try to legitimize the capture of a church in the village Kolodyanka Zhytomyr region (Ukraine), as the website prochurch.ua reports. Representatives of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the so-called Kiev Patriarchate supporters met with the head of Novograd Volyn regional Administration, to discuss the situation. The non-canonical believers insist on […]

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Arson of an Orthodox Church in Ukraine

January 5, 2016. Unidentified people attempted to set on fire the church of St. Petro Mohyla of the Second Shevchenko Deanery of Kiev (Ukraine) as the information department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) reports. The residents of neighbouring apartment houses interfered immediately and the fire was put out before the arrival of the fire-fighters. According to the church […]

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Believers were prevented from exercising their right on praying

January 3, 2016. In Ternopil (Ukraine) representatives of the so-called Kiev Patriarchate blocked once again the entrance of the temple of the Holy Righteous Anna and believers of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (OUC) were not allowed to worship, as the website prochurch.ua reports. In the morning before the service, the supporters of Kiev Patriarchate occupied the territory at the […]

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Archbishop Luka protests for attempts to divide the Ukrainian society

January 2, 2016. During a press conference with the journalists of Zaporizhia (Ukraine), Archbishop Luka of Zaporizhia and Melitopol expressed his opinion about the suggestion of the Secretary of the Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council Alexander Turchinov. Mr. Turchinov suggested to move the celebration of the Nativity of Christ from January 7 to December 25, reports the Information Department […]

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Russian Foreign Ministry speaks of OSCE’s lack of action toward seizure of churches of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

December 29, 2015. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia is worried about the situation surrounding the Assumption church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the village of Ptichya in the Rovno region and calls on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to assess appropriately the Kiev authorities’ attitude towards the seizure of churches belonging to the […]

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