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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 15 April 2017, 22:03 | Editorial news

    Easter greetings from the RISU team

    We wish to share the joy of Easter with all of our readers, authors, and friends. Let the peace, grace, and joy fill your homes and hearts.

  • 12 April 2017, 12:03 | Extraordinary situations

    Evangelical Baptists’ prayer house burnt in Vinnytsya

    On Wednesday night, April 11, the church of Evangelical Christians-Baptists “Salvation” located on 3 Komarova lane was burnt, according to the press service of the regional Emergence Service department.

  • 12 April 2017, 10:49 | Religious holidays and traditions

    Heads of Ukrainian Churches offer Easter greetings

    On the eve of the Resurrection, the leaders of Ukrainian churches appealed to the faithful and clergy with messages dedicated to this feast of light.

  • 12 April 2017, 10:34 | International relations

    UGCC Patriarch condoles Coptic Christians in connection with terrorist attacks

    “Our hearts embrace the wounded, the bereaved families, priests and laity of the Coptic Church in Egypt and abroad. Let the blood of innocently killed become the seed of faith in this week, leading us to the Resurrection. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, “who rose from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life,” illuminate with the everlasting light the victims, give peace to the Church, shelter Your Holiness, your brothers in the episcopate, the priests, consecrated persons and all the faithful and enlighten our hearts with his hope and charity,” Patriarch Sviatoslav said.

  • 11 April 2017, 14:07 | National religious question | view photo

    Exhibition about Josyph Slipyy’s life open at Ukrainian Parliament

    On Tuesday, April 11, the exhibition devoted to the life and ministry of Patriarch Josyp Slipyy of the UGCC entitled “Patriarch Josyph Slipyy: Be yourself” was opened in the sidelines of the Ukrainian Parliament.