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  • 28 April 2017, 12:24 | World news

    Ecumenical Patriarch speaks on role of religion in world peace

    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

    All churches of the UOC-KP pray for victims of deportation during Operation “Vistula”

    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

    Jews from around the world to hold a pilgrimage to Tysmenytsia: a famous Rabbi is buried there

    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

    UGCC Environment Bureau holds exhibition of children’s drawings in Vienna

    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

    Ukraine remembers in prayers Chornobyl veterans

    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

    Nature and religious grounds of war discussed by religious scholars and religious figures in Kyiv

    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

    Police found ‘Book of the Apostles’ stolen from Vernadsky library

    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

    UGCC Patriarch outlines four steps to Russian-Ukrainian reconciliation

    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

    RCC opens in Slovyansk a rehabilitation center for people with war trauma

    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

    UOC (MP) invents a way to leave communities without property in case of denomination change

    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

    Ministry of Culture discussed the state of church-state relations in Ukraine

    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.

  • 24 April 2017, 09:41 | National religious question | view photo

    Wall of remembrance for those fallen for Ukraine inaugurated in Kyiv

    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

    Patriarch Bartholomew will be in Egypt with Pope Francis

    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 to work in all military units from May 15

    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

    Archbishop of UOC-KP strongly condemns Russia for banning Jehovah's Witnesses

    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

    New bishop of the eparchy of Saint Nicholas of Chicago of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church appointed

    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

    GOOGLE offers virtual tour to unique wooden churches of Carpathian region

    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 Theophilos III of Jerusalem and All Palestine wishes Ukrainians to never give up hope

    Patriarch Theophilus III also gave the example of the possibility to build a dialogue even in seemingly desperate situations.

  • 18 April 2017, 09:45 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo

    Easter procession in Zaporizhia gathers believers of different faiths

    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 | 

    Pope Francis mentions war in Ukraine in his Urbi et Orbi speech

    "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.