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  • 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, 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.

  • 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.

  • 4 September 2017, 11:10 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    President Poroshenko calls to stop attacks on the Ukrainian Church in Crimea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called unacceptable the attack on the Church of the Holy and Equal-to-the Apostles Prince Volodymyr and Olga of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate in Simferopol in the occupied Crimea. The President’s press-service reports him as saying this during a meeting with the Heads of Churches and Heroes of Ukraine on September 2, 2017.

  • 2 September 2017, 10:56 | Religious intolerance and vandalism

    MFA of Ukraine requests Russia to stop religious persecutions in Crimea

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has issued a statement on blocking by the Russian occupation authorities of the main Church of the UOC-KP in Crimea. The document contains a request for the Russian Federation “to immediately restore the unhindered access of believers of the UOC-KP to the church in Simferopol, to stop religious persecution and interference with the activities of the Crimean diocese of the UOC-KP and to ensure the fulfillment of obligations under international law.”

  • 31 August 2017, 13:20 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Law enforcement in Crimea block the church of Kyiv Patriarchate

    In Crimea, on the morning of August 31, Russian secret services blocked the church of St. Equal-to-the-Apostolic Princes Olga and Volodymyr of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate in Simferopol. Archbishop Klyment of Simferopol and Crimea of the UOC-KP reported it to Krym.Realii

  • 24 August 2017, 11:34 | Religion and society | 

    Poroshenko mentions former head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church at the Parade on the Independence Day

    In his speech to the Parade on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko cited the words of Archbishop Lubomyr Husar of the UGCC.

  • 17 August 2017, 14:30 | Church-state relations | 

    Ministry of Justice sets the Pastoral Council for Religious Care in Penitentiary System

    The Pastoral Council for Religious Care in Ukraine’s penitentiary will now work under the Ministry of Justice. The respective Regulation was approved by Decree № 2170/5of the Ministry of Justice of 05.07.2017, Іrs.in.ua reports.

  • 17 August 2017, 10:29 | Children young people and religion | 

    Crimean Human Right Organization detects participation of the Church in militarization of children

    The Crimean human rights group released a report entitled "Human rights in the context of militarization of Crimea", which lists the facts of human rights violations by Russian militaries and representatives of illegal paramilitaries in the territory of the annexed peninsula.

  • 16 August 2017, 11:58 | Faith and weapon | 

    “Fruit Basket for Defender of Ukraine” in Lviv

    This was stated in an interview to RISU of the rector of the garrison church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, head of the Center for the military chaplaincy of the Lviv Archdiocese of the UGCC, Father Stepan Sus.

  • 16 August 2017, 11:24 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    The US Department of State report on the religious situation in Ukraine in 2016

    The release of the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report details the status of religious freedom in 199 countries and territories, and provides insights as to significant and growing challenges.

  • 15 August 2017, 10:23 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    In Crimea, occupants destroyed a Muslim cemetery to build cottages

    In Crimea near the children's camp “Artek” a Muslim cemetery was destroyed. This was done to build on its territory the cottages for guests of the facility. It was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Crimean News.

  • 10 August 2017, 11:02 | Religion and society | 

    First All-Ukrainian prayer for health professionals held in Kyiv

    On August 9, Patriarch Filaret held the first All-Ukrainian prayer for health professionals in St. Sophia Cathedral on the day of remembrance of the holy martyr Panteleimon (who is the patron saint of doctors), Religion in Ukraine has reported" referring to the UNN.

  • 9 August 2017, 12:00 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Russian authorities searched the Mullah’s house in Crimea

    Russian occupation forces in the occupied Crimea came to search the house of a resident of the village of Kirovske, Umer Emirimzayev, activist Abdullah Yakubov wrote on his Facebook page. “The search began around 7:30, the house is surrounded, people are gathering in support of Erimazaev,” he wrote, UNIAN has reported.

  • 9 August 2017, 10:27 | Faith and weapon | 

    Protestants of Kharkiv hand over 400 kg of medical items for wounded soldiers

    400 kg of medical items were handed over by Protestant Christians to the Kharkiv Military Hospital for the wounded ATO fighters, the correspondent of "Religion in Ukraine" reports.