Faith and weapon

  • 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.

  • 23 May 2018, 14:40 | Faith and weapon | 

    Pope Francis blessed Ukrainian soldiers-pilgrims and said he prays for peace in Ukraine

    “I constantly pray the Lord may heal the wounds inflicted by war and grant his peace to beloved Ukraine,” said the Pope.

  • 7 May 2018, 10:23 | Terrorism | 

    Donetsk militants opened fire at a car with a priest

    The fighters of the so-called DPR opened fire at the car with a priest and people who were on humanitarian mission. Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured. Fr. Oleksandr Pavlyuk, as reported by Extraordinary News, wrote it on his Facebook page.

  • 26 March 2018, 14:32 | Faith and weapon | 

    Easter ceasefire at the Donbas

    Re-affirm their full commitment to a comprehensive, sustainable and unlimited ceasefire, starting from 30 March 2018 at 00 hrs. 01 min. (Kyiv time)

  • 1 March 2018, 13:42 | Faith and weapon | 

    Patriarch Filaret to mothers of the fallen Ukrainian soldiers: Thank you for bringing up such sons

    On February 28, Patriarch Filaret received at his residence of the widows and relatives of the fallen Ukrainian soldiers - servicemen of the 128th Transcarpathian brigade. This is reported by the official site of the UOC-KP.

  • 16 February 2018, 11:05 | Faith and weapon | 

    ATO soldiers undergo rehabilitation in a monastery of UGCC

    About 30 participants of ATO and their family members have had an opportunity to recover spiritually, psychologically and physically in the Convent of the Most Holy Family of the UGCC in the village of Goshiv, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, during a week, according to the website of the UGCC.

  • 20 October 2017, 12:35 | Faith and weapon | 

    Military chaplains resume worship services in a local church in Krymske close to contact line in eastern Ukraine

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2 August 2017, 15:34 | Faith and weapon | 

    UOC-MP clergymen visit captured Ukrainian military

    With the blessing of the head of the UOC-MP, Metropolitan Onufrii, clergymen of the Kyiv diocese visited the Ukrainian military who stay in captivity in the territories of Donbas that are uncontrolled by Ukrainian authorities, Religion in Ukraine has reported, citing the website of the UOC.

  • 12 July 2017, 10:22 | Faith and weapon | 

    A book about Muslims involved in the ATO presented in Kyiv

    The book was presented by the author – associate professor of the Department of Religious Studies and Theology of the National University “Ostroh Academy” Mykhailo Yakubovych.

  • 7 July 2017, 10:42 | Faith and weapon | 

    "Look closely at their faces" - Ukrainian art project at G20

    In Hamburg, where the G-20 Summit will begin this Friday, the posters were placed featuring portraits of Ukrainian military, chaplains, volunteers, and doctors who resist Russian aggression in the ATO area. Among the sixty project participants we see the faces of three military chaplains of the UGCC: Fr. Igor Fedorishin, Fr. Taras Kotsyuba and Fr. Andriy Zelinsky.

  • 16 June 2017, 12:23 | Faith and weapon

    Government law provides for alternative service during mobilization

    The government bill provides for an opportunity for alternative service during mobilization, as well as a deferral from the conscription for priests.

  • 10 May 2017, 12:11 | Community | view video

    Military chaplain granted the right to wear marine black beret

    As Andriy Zelinskyy told RISU, the participants of tests were more than 100 people. The formal requirements for berets are: 1) 6 months’ service in the Marine Corps of Ukraine; 2) appropriate behavior; 3) commander’s decision; 4) passing the obstacle course and 5) taking the oath of Marines.

  • 2 May 2017, 09:37 | Faith and weapon

    Patriarch Filaret awarded military doctors

    On April 28, 2017 at his residence, Patriarch Filaret of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine met with the Head of the National Military Medical Clinical Center “Main Military Clinical Hospital” Major General of Medical Service Anatoliy Kazmirchuk, according to the Information Center of the Kyiv Patriarchate.

  • 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.

  • 29 March 2017, 13:45 | Charity, social service

    Maltese Relief Service provides Caritas with field kitchens for the buffer zone

    On March 28, in Zaporizhia representatives of Maltese Aid Service, who arrived from Ivano-Frankivsk, officially handed over to Caritas Ukraine three field kitchens for use in the buffer zone, and the components for their functioning (fuel products) are provided as part of the Initiative “Pope for Ukraine.”

  • 10 February 2017, 20:38 | Faith and weapon | view photo | view video | 

    Ukrainian chaplains pushed up together to support Ukrainian military

    Ukrainian military chaplains of different denminations and religions have joined the world campaign “22 Push-ups challenge” in support of Ukrainian military – Fr Lubomyr Yavorsky, Deputy Head of the Department of the Patriarchal Curia of the UGCC of the Pastoral care for Armed Forces of Ukraine, said on his Facebook page.

  • 10 February 2017, 11:45 | Faith and weapon | 

    Bishop of the Evangelical church receives a medal from the Ministry of Defense for help to the Army