Human rights activists say how to protect a church from seizure

March 31, 2017 – NGO “Public Advocacy” published legal recommendations for members of religious communities on the protection of rights and interests in conflict situations. In situations of possible violations of the rights of UOC believers, human rights activists recommend the following basic actions for protection. Prevention of seizure when the first threats emerge. The rector and active lay people […]

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A picket is organized against the Ministry of Culture in Ukraine due to discrimination against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

March 31, 2017 – A picket is taking place outside of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. 19 people are holding signs with the words, “No to political corruption”. The current practices of the Ministry is causing an uproar among several groups, including the believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) (UOC-MP). The picket is part of an ongoing […]

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The Mukachevsky diocese rebutes the disinformation campaign about a fight of priests with veterans of the Donbass War

March 31, 2017 – The Mukachevsky diocese commented on the fictional “fight” between a priest of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) and veterans of the Donbass War. Certain sources of mass information have spread disinformational articles about a supposed fight that took place between members of the Uzhgorod city council and priesthood from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). […]

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Kiev Patriarchate members are trying to provoke a priest from the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Dulibah (Ukraine)

March 31, 2017 – In the village of Dulibah, in Rivne oblast, members of the Kiev Patriarchate are provoking Father Sergey Timofeev. Members of the Kiev Patriarchate signed a petititon with four people, that claimed that Father Sergey is adding narcotic substance in his censer during church services. They sent this petition to the local police, who entered the church […]

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Canonical Orthodox Christian believers of the village Nesterovtsy (Ukraine) are launching a lawsuit to regain the church seized by Kiev Patriarchate

March 30, 2017 – The Khmelnitsky oblast (regional) court is considering the lawsuit launched by the parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) in the village of Nesterovtsy. The parish wants to have their church returned to them by the Kiev Patriarchate, who seized it in June 2016. A former priest of the UOC-MP who joined the Kiev Patriarchate […]

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