Commentary of Archbishop Feodosiy, Chairman of the Church Court of the Kiev Diocese (Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarchate), about the State interference into Church Affairs.

January 12, 2019 – The state began to gradually shift from intimidation of believers to repression against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This was said by Archbishop Theodosius of Boyarka on January 10 in an interview with the portal Orthodoxy.Ru. “From searches and interrogations they have turned to specific actions,” the hierarch explained. “The first anti-church law No. 5309 was adopted […]

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The Minister of Culture made ungrounded accusations against Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, said in an interview Protopriest Alexander Bakhov, the head of the Legal Department of Ukranian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)

January 11, 2019 – According to the Union of Orthodox Journalists, Protopriest Alexander Bakhov, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) Legal Department, asserts that the Ukrainian Culture Minister Yevgeny Nishchuk’s statements that icons have been stolen from the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra are ungrounded. Protopriest Alexander Bakhov called Nishchuk’s statement a provocation, saying that “the minister has not backed […]

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Metropolitan Pavel, the vicar of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, denied recent accusation that there are illegal constructions on the territory of the monastery and testified about the persecution of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate).

January 10, 2019 – The vicar of Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Pavel of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl made an announcement today in a video message posted on the monastery’s Youtube channel. Metropolitan Pavel called untrue a statement voiced by the former director of the National Kiev-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Reserve Sergei Krolevets that 16 buildings were allegedly built illegally on […]

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A series of unfounded criminal complaints filed against the head of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (Serbian Orthodox Church) and the Mitropolinate itself.

January 10, 2019 – The Montenegrin Movement, a non-political association established in Podgorica in 2015 („the Movement“), filed a criminal complaint against the Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije Radović, in which he has been accused for, allegedly, wishing to take Montenegro into the so called „Syrian scenario“ by his public statements. Namely, Metropolitan Amfilohije delivered a sermon after […]

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The Right Sector in Chernigov pressured believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) via Social Media to join a newly established non-canonical Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

January 6, 2019 – the Right Sector in Chernigov announced on social media that the time has come for the parishioners of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) “to pass peacefully to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine”. This message was part of the post aiming to invite everyone to join the rally in front of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s […]

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