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  • 20 July 2019, 19:32 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    Roman Catholic Pilgrims from Ukraine and from all over the world to arrive in Berdychiv

    Berdychiv in Zhytomyr region prepares to receive Roman Catholic pilgrims from different parts of Ukraine, Europe and the world who will take part in the pilgrimage celebrations of the Mother of God of Saint Scapularis on July 20-21, 2019. This year's celebrations in Berdychiv will be held under the slogan "Holy Theotokos, accept Ukrainian family under your protection." It was reported by Religion in Ukraine.

  • 19 July 2019, 12:27 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    Occupied Sevastopol built over by Russian churches

    The project of construction of a temple of the Holy Blessed Matrona of Moscow in the area of Omega Bay is being discussed in Russian-occupied Sevastopol. The church is being erected on a vacant lot behind the administration of Gagarin District, opposite the Victory Park and near the beach area.

  • 18 July 2019, 12:10 | International relations | view video | 

    Lviv to become a meeting venue for active laity from Europe and Ukraine

    The 30th Anniversary Colloquium of the European Parishes (CEP) to be held from July 27 to August 1 will gather in Lviv the clergymen and laity who seek to invigorate the life and activity of their parishes.

  • 18 July 2019, 10:25 | Church-state relations | 

    Prime Minister at a meeting with Metropolitan Epiphanius: We will support the Orthodox Church of Ukraine

    The process of development of the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine is now underway, and the Government expresses readiness to contribute fully to that within its capabilities and powers.This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting with Metropolitan Epiphanius, Head of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

  • 17 July 2019, 14:51 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    Archbishop Elpidophoros Meets with President Trump at the White House

    Archbishop Elpidophoros of America met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

  • 17 July 2019, 11:37 | Temples, church property | 

    "Persecuted" UOC Moscow Patriarchate erects news churches in Dioceses of Odesa, Ternopil, Severodonetsk

    The faithful of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate continue to build new churches. Over the past week, new churches in Odessa and Ternopil regions, as well as a chapel in the Severodonetsk Diocese were consecrated. This is reported by the Orthodox life.

  • 17 July 2019, 10:02 | National religious question | 

    Head of OCU greets Ukrainians on entry into force of the law on language

    Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and all Ukraine greeted Ukrainians on the entry into force of the law on the state language in Ukraine.

  • 16 July 2019, 12:15 | History, archaeology | 

    Relic with Metropolitan Sheptytsky's signature found in Bosnia

    In the city of Banja Luka, Northern Bosnia, a relic signed by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Metropolitan, Andrey Sheptytsky, was found. The sinkel for the monks in the Lviv Archeparchy of the UGCC Justin Boyko wrote about it on Facebook, Gal-info reports.

  • 16 July 2019, 09:36 | UGCC | 

    Head of UGCC says when Church will finish building Patriarchate

    We are a Patriarchal Church. The Patriarchate is not granted. Patriarchate is a certain way to be together for our Church, which exists in Ukraine and around the world. When we learn to be together as one Church, to overcome what separates us, each such time we become more of a Patriarchal Church.

  • 15 July 2019, 11:50 | World news | 

    Russia to defend “spiritual sovereignty” at global level

    Members of the temporary Commission of the Federation Council for the Protection of State Sovereignty discussed the possibility of creating pro-church civic associations which will help to protect Russia's sovereignty from threats "in the spiritual plane," Kommersant reports.

  • 15 July 2019, 10:16 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Ecumenical Patriarch names first Church to recognize OCU

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has said that the Local Orthodox Churches will recognize the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, and the first Church to do it will be the Greek Church.

  • 14 July 2019, 09:54 | UGCC | 

    UGCC Patriarch: Our Church counts faithful among Chinese as well

    Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) has recently received a letter from a Chinese parish of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. It was written by the Greek Catholics of Chinese origin.

  • 13 July 2019, 21:53 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    OSCE to monitor violation of religious freedom in occupied territories

    On July 7, despite the opposition of Russians, the Humanitarian Committee of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, supported the respective amendment of the Ukrainian deputies to the Resolution "A Call for Stronger OSCE Action Against Increased Discrimination of Christians in certain OSCE Participating States, as well as Adherents of Other Minority Faiths." A member of the Ukrainian delegation to the OSCE PA, Viktor Vovk, wrote about it on his Facebook page.

  • 12 July 2019, 14:48 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    Hierarchy of UOC (MP) launches targeted campaign against Tomos

    On July 9-11, two hierarchs of the UOC (Moscow Patriarchate), including the Head of the Church, Metropolitan Onufriy, came down with sharp criticism of the Tomos for the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 12 July 2019, 12:09 | Land and property problems | 

    Filaret asks court to prohibit transfer of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery to OCU

    The District administrative court received a petition from the Kyiv Patriarchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP) to secure a claim in which Kyiv Patriarchate of the UOC-KP requests the court to prohibit Kyiv City State Administration and Kyiv City Council (KMP) from transfer of real estate to other entities.

  • 12 July 2019, 11:44 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC (MP) twisted facts three times about attitude of Athos to OCU

    The official website of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate spread the news "Kinot of the Holy Mountain appealed to the Greek Foreign Ministry to protect Mount Athos from provocations of Ukrainian schismatics", which provided readers with incomplete information about the incident, thus disorienting the readers. This practice of reporting on the events related to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine has become traditional for the website of the UOC-MP, Religion in Ukraine reports.

  • 12 July 2019, 08:51 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    The feast of saints Peter and Paul is celebrated today according to Julian calendar

    St. Peter was called Simon before joining Christ. He was an average fisherman. Married with two children. It was Jesus who named him Peter. The Lord called Peter to apostolic service once the latter's faith and determination took shape.

  • 11 July 2019, 16:49 | Religion in mass media | 

    Russian media twist truth about Angel of Peace Medal for Putin from Pope: different medal was there, with message to aggressor

    Even when covering Vladimir Putin's visit to the Vatican, Russian propaganda media could not resist publishing fakes. Thus, on July 5, pro-Kremlin media reported that Pope Francis presented Vladimir Putin with the medal "Guardian Angel of Peace". The main sources of this information are Ramzan Kadyrov and Putin's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

  • 11 July 2019, 13:32 | Vatican | 

    Pope creates Apostolic Exarchy for Ukrainians in Italy

    A new Exarchy has been erected to provide for the pastoral care of Ukrainian Greek-Catholics living in Italy, Vatican.news reports.

  • 11 July 2019, 12:19 | International relations | 

    Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra receives new name from UNESCO

    A recent UNESCO session of the World Heritage Committee made a decision on the way of writing in English of the name of the Kyiv-based UNESCO World Heritage Site.