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  • 21 September 2017, 10:02 | History, archaeology | 

    Kuwaiti Archaeologists Discover Rare Arabic Manuscripts in Mount Athos

    A Kuwait University archaeological team has discovered rare manuscripts written in Arabic at Mount Athos in Greece.

  • 20 September 2017, 12:36 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    The Hierarchs of the Church Met with the President of Ukraine

    On Monday, September 18, 2017 His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel participated in the meeting of the Ukrainian-American Community and the representatives of the Crimean Tatar organizations with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna at the Ukrainian Museum in New York City, NY.

  • 20 September 2017, 09:50 | Judaism | 

    Jews celebrate the News Year 5778 - Rosh Hashanah

    Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew, literally the “Head of Year”) is the Jewish New Year celebrated on the first and second days of the month of Tishri according to the Jewish calendar (September-October). This year Jews mark this holiday on September 21-22. This day the countdown of the Jewish new year 5778 begins.

  • 18 September 2017, 17:00 | UGCC | 

    His Beatitude Lubomyr’s niece studies genealogy of Husars’ family

    Maria Ripan, the daughter of the native sister Martha and the goddaughter of His Beatitude Lubomyr (Husar), is working with archival documents to investigate the genealogy of her great relative.

  • 18 September 2017, 11:20 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo | view video | 

    Thousands of Christians take to the streets to listen to Nick Vujicic in Kyiv

    On September 17, 2017, a legendary motivational speaker and philanthropist Nick Vujicic - a man without arms and legs was speaking on Khreshchatyk in Kyiv. About half a million people came to listen to him, says "Channel 5".

  • 18 September 2017, 11:14 | Protests and conflicts | 

    UOC-MP Metropolitan Onufriy met with posters “Away from Ukraine” in Kropyvnytskyy

    On September 17, activists held a protest rally during a visit that Metropolitan Onufriy (Berezovsky), Primate of the UOC-MP, made to Kropyvnytskyy.

  • 13 September 2017, 13:52 | UOC KP | 

    Patriarch Filaret pays tribute to new heroes at Lychakiv in Lviv

    On September 12-14, Patriarch Filaret of Kyiv and All Russia-Ukraine Filaret is on a visit to Lviv.

  • 13 September 2017, 11:05 | Religion and policy | 

    ‘Russian World’ to be taught at Christian ethic classes in Donetsk People’s Republic

    Metropolitan Mytrofan (Nikitin) of Horlivka and Slovyansk of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) blessed the preparation of teachers for a new subject, “Christian Ethics,” in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas.

  • 13 September 2017, 11:03 | Religion and policy | 

    Monks of the UOC (MP) hid a famous terrorist from Novorossia in Kremenets

    Margaret Seidler, who has now joined the "militia" of the so-called Novorossia, told to Russian media a story of her residence in Ternopil region.

  • 13 September 2017, 10:43 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    One more Muslim detained in occupied Crimea

    Russian security forces conducted a search on September 13 at Renat Paralamov's house in the Crimean village of Nizhnogorsk and detained him.

  • 12 September 2017, 14:57 | UGCC | 

    UGCC creates a new diocese and appoints its new hierarch

    On September 12, the Vatican reported that Pope Francis approved the decision of the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC to establish the Diocese of Chernivtsi. His Eminence Joshaphat (Moshchych) was appointed its first bishop.

  • 11 September 2017, 14:57 | UGCC | 

    Synod of Bishops of the UGCC to adopt a new charter, as “Church has grown”

    The Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is planning to adopt the new Charter of the Synod. This was stated by Archbishop and Metropolitan Yevgeny (Popovich of Przemysl and Warsaw, Head of the Canonical Department of the UGCC in an interview with the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 11 September 2017, 11:24 | Adventists | 

    First Adventist school for children opens in Odessa

    The “School of the Future” that was launched by the Adventists of Odessa, held an Open House Day. The meeting was attended by mothers and relatives of children who were told about the school and about the teaching methods, “Religion in Ukraine” reports citing the Seventh-day Adventist website.

  • 11 September 2017, 10:37 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | view photo | 

    Patriarchal pilgrimage held in Goshiv

    The dismissal service in the Basilian Goshiv Monastery gathered on September 10 thousands of pilgrims. Bishops of the UGCC arrived for the dismissal service from parishes from west to east of Ukraine, far abroad - America, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, USA, Canada, Italy in Yasnaya Gora. They are so numerous because these days the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC convenes in Lviv.

  • 8 September 2017, 10:32 | Legislation | 

    Parliamentary committee supports abolition of notarization of religious organizations’ charters

    The Committee on Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship recommends that Ukraine’s Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) adopts Bill No. 6642, which envisages the abolition of the requirement for notarization of the signatures as an unnecessary intermediate link in the process of registering the charters of religious organizations.

  • 7 September 2017, 16:31 | Church-state relations | 

    Russian Orthodox Church urges Poroshenko not to interfere with church matters and claims the Local Church already exists in Ukraine

    The Moscow Patriarchate has called the words of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko about the establishment of a local Orthodox Church in Ukraine, with the support of the Patriarch of Constantinople an attempt to earn political capital.

  • 6 September 2017, 14:44 | Protests and conflicts

    UOC-MP files complaint with OSCE on persecutions of believers in Kotyuzhyny

    A meeting of representatives of the religious community of the UOC-MP in the village of Kotyuzhyny in Ternopil region led by their pastor with the representatives of the OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine, took place on September 5 on the premises of the village council of Velyky Viknyny, Zbarazhsky district.

  • 6 September 2017, 11:31 | Protests and conflicts | view video | 

    UOC-KP community in Kostyantynivka forced under the authority of the Moscow Patriarchate

  • 5 September 2017, 14:05 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Persons involved in the attacks on the temple of the UOC-KP must be imposed sanctions

    Ukrainian activists will appeal to the international community urging to impose personal sanctions against those involved in the attack on August 31 on the Church of the Equal-to-The-Apostolic Princess Olga and Prince Volodymyr of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate in Simferopol.

  • 5 September 2017, 10:15 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Church is planned to be turned into a communal grave

    Archbishop Klyment of Simferopol and Crimea of the UOC-KP demands from the Crimean branch of the FSB of Russia to investigate into the actions of the security forces who blocked the temple of the Holy Equal-to-the Apostles Princess Olga and Prince Volodymyr in Simferopol on August 31, as well as to ensure the safety of the parishioners. Archbishop Klyment plans to file the relevant appeal with such requirements to the Kremlin-controlled Crimean government and the FSB of the annexed Crimea in the near future.