Land and property problems

  • 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.

  • 7 April 2017, 16:11 | UGCC | view photo

    Head of the UGCC makes a first visit to Poltava

    On the feast of the Annunciation, April 7, Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), the Head of the UGCC, visited Poltava. The purpose of his visit was to bless a land plot for a new church and meet with the faithful.

  • 19 December 2016, 12:47 | Land and property problems | view photo | 

    Roman Catholics of Rivne want to repossess their church

    The building, erected in 1897, was the church of St. Anthony until 50's of the last century. Then the Soviets destroyed a part of it, including the Baroque spiers, opened there a cinema theatre, and in the 80's – an organ hall. Since Philharmonic is the municipal institution of the Regional Council, the Roman Catholics reached out to the council members to regain possession of the church.

  • 6 December 2016, 15:29 | Terrorism | 

    In Horlivka, a Seventh Day Adventist church seized, all property confiscated

    Note that in September 2014, when Horlivka was already beyond the Ukrainian government’s control, armed men kidnapped Adventist pastor Serhiy Lytovchenko in the house of prayer during communion. The kidnappers justified their actions by saying “this is an Orthodox land and it has no place various sects.” The pastor was liberated from prison only after 20 days.

  • 5 May 2016, 08:59 | Land and property problems | 

    Kherson City council members oppress Muslim communities, later state

    For the six consecutive years, the Muslim community have appealed to local authorities for permission to develop land management documents, necessary for the construction of the places of worship and a cultural center.

  • 19 February 2016, 14:06 | Land and property problems | 

    Ukrainian Orthodox bishop of Kyiv Patriarchate in Crimea: I will stay in Crimea

    “I did everything that depended on me as a ruling bishop of the UOC-KP and on my priests. If we've made any mistakes, we would have long been liquidated, and we would not have been in Crimea. We saved the diocese, the church, the faithful,” he added.

  • 18 February 2016, 09:47 | Land and property problems | 

    Catholics of Odessa request their property from authorities

    Some 50 Catholics gathered in Odessa on February 17, near the building of Odessa Regional State Administration to announce their demands. According to the priest Yuri Nagornyy, rector of the Roman Catholic parish in Suvorov district, there have been no responses to repeated appeal to regional leaders. Meanwhile, the Catholics of Odessa are concerned about the provision of return of religious property under which they can claim for the property, which had become subordinated to the state during the Soviet era, reports.

  • 10 February 2016, 11:10 | Church-state relations | 

    UOC (MP) distorted my words about religious conflicts in Ptycha, says YURASH

    On February 6, the website of the “Union of Orthodox Journalists” made public the information that the spokesman of the UOC (MP) “caught the Ministry of Culture official in the manipulation with judicial decisions in the interests of the UOC-KP.”

  • 29 January 2016, 09:40 | Land and property problems | 

    Occupation authorities seize premises of the UOC-KP cathedral in Simferopol (Crimea)

  • 28 September 2015, 11:24 | Land and property problems | 

    Paid thugs and UOC (MP) representativesattempted to seize a UOC-KP church in Transcarpathia

    A religious war broke out in the village of Pylypets in Zakarpattia region. The cause of the confrontation was the transition of the UOC (MP) community to the Kyiv Patriarchate and the defense of their property right to the local church.

  • 25 September 2015, 09:58 | Land and property problems | 

    Vinnytsia residents asked President to protect church in the city center

    An appeal from Vinnytsia residents was posted on home page of the President of Ukraineofficial website on September 19, 2015.

  • 22 September 2015, 14:33 | Land and property problems | 

    Confrontation over Katerynivka church results in clashes

    It all started over the fact that the UOC (MP) community had prevented the UOC-KP communityto exercise its right to alternate worship for a long time. When the Kyiv Patriarchate believers managed to enter the temple, almost immediately about 200 supporters of the UOC (MP) arrived and started an assault.

  • 18 August 2015, 14:20 | Land and property problems | 

    Nuns of St Harlampius convent ask Petro Poroshenko too delimit their monastery from the prison

  • 28 May 2015, 10:51 | Temples, church property | 

    Rent of St. Andrew's Church in Kyiv by UAOC discontinued

    The Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church may be deprived of the cathedral. The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine has discontinued the agreement on shared use of the building of St. Andrew's Church in Kiev, whose term expired in March 2015. This was reported by the Ministry of Culture at the request of Ukrayinski Novyny.

  • 3 February 2015, 13:43 | Church-state relations | 

    Klichko has no right to reverse City Council’s decision to repeal property tax exemption for UOC (MP)

  • 21 January 2015, 20:34 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    Lviv Roman Catholics to sue local authorities in Strasbourg

    The parish of St. Anthony in Lviv will defend their rights to former parish house in Strasbourg court.

  • 17 October 2014, 11:37 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Chief legal adviser of the UOC (MP) tries to prove the UOC-KP is guilty of raiding

    The UOC (MP) attempts to prove that transitions of the parishes from their confessions to the Kyiv Patriarchate, which have become common to date, are illegal. They call them ‘raiding’, ‘seizure by force’, carried out by the priests of the UOC-KP with ‘support of local government’, this was stated in the text of Archpriest Alexander Bakhov, head of the Synodal Legal Department of the UOC (MP), which is posted on the official website of the Church.

  • 3 February 2014, 16:54 | Land and property problems | 

    Jewish Community in Lviv Denied Ownership of Synagogue Complex

    The Economic Court of Lviv dismissed the lawsuit of the Lviv Jewish religious community Turei Zahav (Golden Rose) against the Lviv City Council, in which the community challenged the decisions of April 14, 2005, and May 5, 2007, on the sale of plots on 28 and 23 Fedorova Street.

  • 13 January 2014, 09:55 | Land and property problems | 

    UOC-MP and Pentecostals in Lviv Find Mutual Understanding

    On January 11, Bishop Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church met with Vasyl Boyechko of the Good Samaritan Ukrainian Christian Mission. They discussed the use of the buildings that are located on military base number 112 on 57-59 Pekarska Street, in Lviv, the press service of the Lviv Regional State Administration reports.

  • 2 January 2014, 13:16 | Land and property problems | 

    Military Base in Lviv Transferred to UOC-MP Despite Requests to Stop Transfer

    According to a decree by the head of Lviv Regional State Administration, Oleh Salo, the property of a military base on Pekarska Street in Lviv was transferred to the religious community of the Lviv Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP).