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27 March 2017, 15:16 | Church-state relations
On the day of "Earth Hour", March 25, 2017, at the Mariyinsky park in Kyiv, the "Avenue of the green future" was planted as part of the national campaign “Plant a Tree of Peace,” according to the Bureau of the UGCC on environmental issues.
26 March 2017, 11:21 | International relations
The war has claimed over 10,000 lives, and has injured 23,000 people. 2,000 of those killed were civilians, most of whom died as a result of indiscriminate shelling in civilian areas.
24 March 2017, 12:00 | Religion and policy
Former State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov was shot dead in the center of Kyiv on March 23. Unknown opened fire when Voronenkov came out from the hotel together with his security guard.
Jesuit priest Oleksiy Bredelyev said that their service had been operating in Ukraine since 2008. Nine years ago, they bought a small house on Antonovych street, where a shelter for refugees was arranged. His first visitors were fugitives from Chechnya, Afghanistan, Iraq. Ukraine is seen as a transit country and is not always found themselves on their own. And after Russia had occupied Crimea and invaded the east of Ukraine, fugitives from these regions joined the number of the shelter’s inhabitants.
22 March 2017, 10:01 | Religious intolerance and vandalism
Unknown destroyed the Jewish cemetery in the village of Berezovka, Odesa region, Utro reports, citing a Facebook page of the director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee Edward Dolynsky.
20 March 2017, 17:14 | Religion and policy
The occupation authorities in Donetsk delay the process of liberation of the famous Ukrainian academician Igor Kozlovskyy and other hostages. Aid of international organizations is required for their release.
17 March 2017, 10:35 | Religion and society
15 March 2017, 10:42 | Religion and policy
The so-called head of Crimea believes that the president of Russia needs more power. “Why do I say that I am a president’s soldier? Because as long as there is an external enemy, in my opinion, there should be the uniformity of command. I apologize, but the president should have more rights, to the extent of dictatorship,” he said.
14 March 2017, 11:38 | Extraordinary situations
Eight thousand Jews of Donbas out of thirty have moved to permanent residence in Israel since 2014. This was reported on Radio "Donbas.Realiyi" by Chief Rabbi of Donbass and a community of IDPs Pinchas Vyshedski.
13 March 2017, 14:22 | Religion and society
According to the press secretary of the Initiative “Pope for Ukraine” Olena Kulygina, humanitarian aid had reached almost all the towns along the demarcation line in Donbas. The total number of persons covered by the assistance is nearly 200 thousand people.
10 March 2017, 09:48 | Charity, social service
Caritas Ivano-Frankivsk has officially handed over the equipment to 16 participants in the project “Integration and stabilization support by providing livelihood to IDPs and the population affected by the conflict in Ukraine”, which is implemented in the Ivano-Frankivsk region by the Charitable Foundation "Caritas Ivano-Frankivsk UGCC.”
9 March 2017, 10:37 | Church and ecology
Bishop Milan (Shashik) of the Diocese of Mukachevo, UGCC, and Bishop Antal Maynek of the diocese of Mukachevo, RCC in Ukraine, appealed to the faithful asking them not to pluck primroses and not buy them from poachers. According to them, tearing the flowers, the people thus are causing irreparable environmental damage.
7 March 2017, 09:18 | Religion and society
On March 4, 2017, the Church of All Saints located at the construction site of the Cathedral of the Resurrection of the UOC, held a memorial service for the homeless who died on the streets. Funeral prayers were led by the Vicar of the Kyiv Metropolis, Bishop Varsonofy of Borodyany. It was reported by the Information and Education Department which cited to the website of the Cathedral of the UOC.
1 March 2017, 13:13 | Children young people and religion
The Indian Embassy in Ukraine in cooperation with Indian companies will work on promotion of yoga in Ukrainian educational institutions, Ambassador of India to Ukraine Manoj Kumar Bharti has said.
1 March 2017, 12:26 | Religion and society
People live under the constant psychological stress. Imagine they go to bed every night with the idea that the shell may hit their home.
1 March 2017, 09:24 | Religion and policy |
We do not want the peace on the condition of slavery, we do not want Ukraine to become part of the Russian Empire again. We do not want such peace. We want a just peace
22 February 2017, 10:16 | Religion and society |
A world champion in weight lifting, future priest Mykola Tkachuk, who will perform at an international sports festival “Arnold Classic” in early March in Columbus, Ohio (USA), is going to offer Arnold Schwarzenegger an icon of St. Nicholas as a present.
20 February 2017, 15:35 | Community
20 February 2017, 11:25 | Religion and policy
14 February 2017, 11:18 | Temples, church property |