• 19 September 2018, 12:04 | Religion and policy | 

    Andriy Yurash: Ecumenical Patriarchate's non-recognition of Mazepa’s anathema poses a serious problem for ROC

    The statement about the non-recognition of the anathema imposed on Ivan Mazepa is now one of the biggest issues for the Russian Orthodox Church. Religious expert Andriy Yurash said this in an interview for

  • 19 September 2018, 10:58 | Religion and society | 

    UOC-MP threatens protests if urged to change name

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate will organize mass protests if urged to change its name.

  • 17 September 2018, 10:58 | Religion and society | 

    Poroshenko: Destiny of Universal Orthodoxy shaped in Kyiv

    The Hierarchical Council of the Ecumenical Patriarchate dispelled Moscow's illusion that Ukraine is a canonical territory of the Moscow Patriarchate, said Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko. It was reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

  • 17 September 2018, 10:01 | Social questioning | 

    Recent poll: Majority of Orthodox Ukrainians affiliate themselves with the Kyiv Patriarchate

    In Ukraine, 45.2% of Orthodox Christians affiliate themselves with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted in late August – early September jointly by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, the Razumkov Center and SOCIS, according to

  • 14 September 2018, 13:02 | Conferences, seminars, researches | 

    UGCC Patriarch tells European bishops how solidarity rallied Ukrainians during the Revolution of Dignity

    The annual plenary assembly of the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe (CCEE) is held in the Polish city of Poznan from 13 to 16 September. This year, the central theme of the meeting is “Europe: role of solidarity in education of conscience and formation of society.”

  • 14 September 2018, 10:29 | Religion and policy | 

    Foreign Affairs Minister suspects FSB wrote ROC’s historic statement

    Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin believes that the text of the "hysterical" statement of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the appointment of its exarchs by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Ukraine may have been written by the Russian intelligence services. He wrote it on his Facebook page, Liga Novyny reports.

  • 12 September 2018, 13:14 | Extraordinary situations | 

    Hasidim with a heart attack transported from Uman to Kyiv by helicopter

    A helicopter of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine transported from Uman, Cherkasy region to Kyiv a Jewish pilgrim who was preliminarily diagnosed with a heart attack, Konstantin Protsenko was reported as saying by Interfax-Religion.

  • 7 September 2018, 09:30 | Social questioning | 

    Razumkov Center: 35% of Ukrainians support creation of the One Local Orthodox Church

    35% of Ukrainians support the creation of the One Local Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Ukraine, 19% do not support it, 33.5% said they were not interested, and 12% hesitated to answer.

  • 29 August 2018, 13:19 | Religion and society | 

    Law enforcers deployed to Uman to ensure public order during Rosh ha-Shanah festivities

    60 police officers from twelve regions of Ukraine have come to Uman to help keep order in the city during the pilgrims’ celebration of Rosh ha-Shanah. Law enforcers will stay in Uman until the end of large-scale public events with the participation of pilgrims, according to the Police Communication Sector of Cherkasy region.

  • 29 August 2018, 12:33 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Black man and hijab-wearing woman refused entry to a restaurant in Sumy

    In Sumy, a young couple were not let into the restaurant at a pretext that they are foreigners. The waiters identified their citizenship based on the skin color of the male and the female's Muslim outfit. They demanded the visitors to show passports, but the latter refused and stood up for their rights, TSN reports.

  • 28 August 2018, 10:28 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ukrainian Jerusalem blessed in Zarvanytsia

    On August 27, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Svyatoslav (Shevchuk) blessed the unique complex dubbed Ukrainian Jerusalem at the Marian Spiritual Center of Zarvanytsia. The worship was attended by the Custos of the Holy Land, Frt Francesco Patton, OMF, who brought a stone from the Holy Sepulcher. The holy relics will be built into a copy of the building in Zarvanytsia.

  • 28 August 2018, 09:54 | Religion and policy | 

    Pochayiv pilgrims reportedly carried Orthodox ‘DPR Army’ banner

    The scandal over the procession of pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) to the Pochayiv Lavra is aggravating. In addition to T-shirts with prints calling to get ready for the war, the crowd noticed the Orthodox flag under which the fighters of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic are fighting. Dmytro Poliukhovych wrote it on his Facebook page, Relihiyna Pravda reports.

  • 27 August 2018, 10:14 | Religion and society | 

    Bishop of UGCC Borys Gidziak nominated for Vasyl Stus Award

    Bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and President of the Ukrainian Catholic University Borys (Gudziak) became the winner of this year's Vasyl Stus Award which was presented in Kyiv, according to Radio Liberty which cited the Ukrainian Center for the International PEN Club.

  • 24 August 2018, 12:00 | National religious question | 

    Let them hear us today in Constantinople, Moscow and Vatican, - Poroshenko speaks about the right to Church autocephaly at the parade

    Ukraine has a firm intention to cut off the last tie that connects us with the Russian Empire - the Church. Petro Poroshenko said this in his speech at the solemn Parade of the Army -- branded as March of the New Army -- on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of Ukraine's Independence.

  • 22 August 2018, 09:49 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine denounces attempt to hamper construction of the first UGCC church in Bila Tserkva

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine condemned the act of vandalism, committed on the night of August 17-18, 2018 in Bila Tserkva. A group of intruders knocked down a concrete fence at the construction site of the Nativity Church, the first church of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the city. An official comment by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on this issue was published on the Ministry's official site.

  • 21 August 2018, 17:46 | Social questioning | 

    Most Ukrainians consider UOC-KP to be successor of the Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Rus

    More than half of Ukrainians (52%) believe that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP) --more than any other Church organization -- has the right to be considered as the historical successor of the Orthodox Church, established in Kyivan Rus 1,030 years ago, according to the results of the survey conducted by a sociological research group Rating in August 2018. This is reported by the Den.

  • 20 August 2018, 10:55 | Faith and weapon | 

    Chaplain: we are to raise a generation of warriors for Ukraine to remain on the global map

    Fr. Andriy Zelinsky, the only official chaplain in the country who has passed through the obstacle course and received a Blue beret, believes that it's time not only to prepare defenders of the country, but also to form the value basis ​​of the Armed Forces for the training of service people, - a warrior ethos, which will help them also after demobilization to fight for their dreams, overcome life obstacles, develop own business and build new Ukraine.

  • 19 August 2018, 09:34 | Religion and society | 

    Bishop Borys (Gudziak) receives Vasyl Stus Prize

    Bishop Borys (Gudziak), President of the Ukrainian Catholic University, became the winner of the 2018 Vasyl Stus Prize. It is awarded every year by the Ukrainian Center of the International PEN Club to authors (writers, artists, directors), regardless of their place of residence, for a lifetime, for a special contribution to Ukrainian culture and the integrity, reports the UCU website.

  • 17 August 2018, 13:15 | Announcements | view video | 

    Responsible Christians to gather in Lviv for the God-Man-Ukraine forum

    God-Man-Ukraine, a forum of responsible Christians, will be held on August 18, 2018, on the premises of Lviv Theological Seminary of the Holy Spirit (35 Khutorivka St., 09:30 through 18:00).

  • 16 August 2018, 11:18 | Scandals, crime | 

    Bishop who allegedly planned to kill Patriarch Filaret may receive a prison sentence of three to seven years

    Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv seized a pepper-spray cartridge with tear gas Peretz 1-B, which former Bishop Sebastian (secular name Mykhailo Wozniak) used at the residence of Patriarch Filaret of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine. This is reported by Glavkom with reference to the court's ruling of July 27.