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28 December 2016, 12:40 | Religion and society |
On St. Nicholas Day, December 19, the main Christmas tree was opened at Festivalna square and the second regional New Year and Christmas festival began. A special highlight was the establishment of a religious borough “Christmas crib” for the first time in recent history of the city.
The building, erected in 1897, was the church of St. Anthony until 50's of the last century. Then the Soviets destroyed a part of it, including the Baroque spiers, opened there a cinema theatre, and in the 80's – an organ hall. Since Philharmonic is the municipal institution of the Regional Council, the Roman Catholics reached out to the council members to regain possession of the church.
12 December 2016, 12:30 | Church-state relations |
said the Patriarch of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) during the Liturgy in the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Odessa on December 11, 2016
2 December 2016, 09:46 | National religious question |
On December 1, 2016, Patriarch of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine Filaret and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav took part in the National Forum "Transformation of Ukraine", hosted by the Congress Centre “Ukrainian House.”
1 December 2016, 12:47 | National religious question |
The vice-rector of UCU identified three main components, urging so many Ukrainians vote for independence on December 1, 1991.
29 November 2016, 12:47 | National religious question |
A specially designed draft resolution was brought to Parliament’s consideration to worthily mark the 125th birthday anniversary of Iosyp Slipyy, the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, which falls on February 17, Zbruc reports.
26 November 2016, 14:22 | National religious question |
Ukrainian Youth Association of Ukraine initiates act "Communion" as a sign of spiritual unity with the Ukrainian generations affected in times of famine and terror.
26 November 2016, 14:20 | National religious question |
On November 25, Greek Catholic and Roman Catholic bishops of Ukraine issued an appeal on the occasion of the Holodomor Remembrance Day, in which expressed solidarity and prayerful closeness on these days of nation-wide remembrance and mourning for the victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine.
25 November 2016, 10:51 | Social questioning |
Ukrainian Sociology Service company and the Institute of Sociology of NAS of Ukraine issued a survey about the establishment of the unified Orthodox Church in Ukraine, Religion in Ukraine reports.
24 November 2016, 10:13 | National religious question |
23 November 2016, 08:55 | National religious question |
72% of Ukrainians agree with the view that the Holodomor of 1932-33 was a genocide of the Ukrainian people, while 14% do not agree and 14% are undecided. These are the results of a survey conducted by the sociological group “Rating” in September 2016.
22 November 2016, 11:05 | Announcements |
21 November 2016, 09:46 | National religious question |
On November 21, Ukraine celebrates the Dignity and Liberty Day – a holiday established to commemorate the Orange Revolution (2004) and the Revolution of Dignity (2013-14), which started this day to oppose lawlessness and injustice. Patriarch Filaret spoke to Ukrainian people on this occasion.
On November 19, Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker Andriy Paruby during his visit to Turkey met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the premises of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the official website of the Verkhovna Rada reports.
18 November 2016, 15:22 | Church-state relations |
In the course of the meeting with representatives of the Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, President Petro Poroshenko expressed gratefulness for prayers and actions aimed at uniting the people of Ukraine.
The meeting of the historical and toponymical Commission of Odessa City Council, held on November 4, 2016, examined the appeal of NGO “Ukraine is me” on the establishment of a memorial sign – a symbol of destroyed churches and priests of Odessa shot by Communists.
1 November 2016, 08:27 | Church-state relations |
The meeting was held on October 27 at the Government House with participation of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, the Institute for Religious Freedom and officials of the Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Finance, the State Fiscal Service, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Culture, Institute of Religious Freedom.
28 October 2016, 10:32 | Church-state relations |
At yesterday's session the deputies of Chernivtsi city council renamed the street of Lieutenant Pavlo Nikitin into Kapelanska (the chaplains’) street.
24 October 2016, 15:00 | Church-state relations |
Russian occupation authorities continue discriminating the monastics of the Stauropegial Monastery of St. Paisius Velichkovsky of the UOC (MP) in the Crimea. First there was an arson attempt. Now the occupants threaten to close the monastery.