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28 April 2017, 12:24 | World news
Protecting human freedom and dignity is a vital contribution to peace-building by religious communities, said Ecumenical Patriarch His All-Holiness Bartholomew I as he spoke at the Al-Azhar International Peace Conference on 27-28 April in Egypt.
27 April 2017, 09:33 | National religious question
On Sunday, April 30, all churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate will hold funeral prayers for the repose of the victims of the deportation of ethnic Ukrainian population from borderline areas, carried out by the communist authorities in Poland in agreement with the Soviet Union during Operation “Vistula”.
27 April 2017, 09:01 | Judaism
On April 25, representatives of Jewish communities of Ivano-Frankivsk, New York, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, among whom were descendants of the famous Rabbi Jacob Kopel Hasid attended a session of Tysmenytsia city council with a letter of gratitude.
26 April 2017, 13:53 | International relations
On April 24-28, Vienna (Hall of the Catholic student youth, Ebendorferstraße 8) hosts an exhibition of children's drawings of All-Ukrainian competition “Chornobyl disaster 30 years later - what next?”
26 April 2017, 13:24 | National religious question
Today Ukraine remembers one of the largest man-made disasters in the world - the Chornobyl accident. Sorrowful events dedicated to the commemoration of the deceased and injured liquidators were held in each locality.
26 April 2017, 10:49 | Conferences, seminars, researches
On April 25, 2017, Kyiv hosted a conference on “The nature of war and its religious grounds: the issue of conditions of peaceful coexistence of modern humanity.” The event was held at Ukrinform and was devoted to understanding the interaction of these phenomena. The discussion involved specialists were religious scholars, journalists, religious leaders and civil servants. NAS Ukraine scientists organized the event together with NGO “European Christian Congress” (ECC).
25 April 2017, 19:08 | Scandals, crime
In Kyiv, CID officers arrested gang members who stole from Vernadsky National Library Ivan Fedorov’s old printed Books of the Apostles. This was reported by TV 112 Ukraine citing a source in the police.
25 April 2017, 13:24 | Religion and policy
Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) of the UGCC said that currently Ukrainian reconciliation with the Russians is impossible because of the war. But talking about peace, seeking for it, praying is never too early.
25 April 2017, 10:41 | Charity, social service
On April 24, 2017, a psychological rehabilitation center PROMYR intended for people with trauma of war was opened in Slovyansk. The event gathered many guests not only from Donetsk region. Attending the opening were MPs of Ukraine Hanna Hopko, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children's Rights, Chairman of the Initiatives “Pope for Ukraine” Bishop Jan Sobilo.
25 April 2017, 09:55 | Land and property problems
With the help of ordinary church charters, the Ukrainian communities can be deprived of their property and denied any opportunity to influence the order in their church. Most believers do not know anything about the new documents that clergymen extensively approve.
24 April 2017, 12:21 | Church-state relations
The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine held a working meeting of leaders (representatives) of structural division son religious issues of Kyiv city and regional administrations, which discussed topical issues of the current state of church-state relations in Ukraine.
On April 23, 2017, the governor of St Michael’s Monastery, Archbishop Agapit (Humenyuk) celebrated All-Ukrainian prayer service for the fallen defenders and performed the rite of blessing at the Wall of Remembrance for those fallen for Ukraine in 2014-2017, which is placed on the walls of St Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery of Kyiv.
23 April 2017, 08:53 | World news
The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople will be in Cairo on April 28 and 29, upon invitation of the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Mosque, Cheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib, during the same days of Pope Francis' visits.
21 April 2017, 12:40 | Faith and weapon
Military chaplains will start working in all combat troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine since May 15, the head of the Chief Department of moral and psychological support of the Armed Forces Major General Oleh Hruntkovskyy was reported as saying at a briefing by "Religion in Ukraine" which quotes Seo-top-news .com.ua.
21 April 2017, 11:50 | Religion and policy
Head of Chernihiv Diocese of the UOC-KP Archbishop Yevstratii (Zorya) commented on banning Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia. Archbishop says that one might disagree the dogmatic teaching of “witnesses” but hanging a label “extremists” as it did in Russia, is unacceptable. Archbishop of Chernihiv said on his Facebook page.
20 April 2017, 13:22 | UGCC
The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the eparchy of Saint Nicholas of Chicago of the Ukrainians (United States of America) His Excellency Msgr. Venedykt (Valery) Aleksiychuk, M.S.U., transferring him from the titular see of Germaniciana and the office of auxiliary of the archieparchy of Lviv of the Ukrainians.
19 April 2017, 11:09 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance
Now all visitors can take a virtual tour of the unique wooden churches in the Carpathian region included in the World Heritage List.
19 April 2017, 09:32 | Orthodox world
Patriarch Theophilus III also gave the example of the possibility to build a dialogue even in seemingly desperate situations.
On April 16, the procession organized by the Spiritual Council of Christian Churches of Zaporizhia walked along the main avenue of Zaporizhia – Soborna avenue. Christians of various denominations, representatives of the local authorities were involved in the procession.
16 April 2017, 16:47 | Vatican |
"May the Good Shepherd come to the aid of Ukraine, still beset by conflict and bloodshed, to regain social harmony. May he accompany every effort to alleviate the tragic sufferings of those affected by the conflict", - said the Pontiff.