Interchurch relations

  • 5 October 2012, 07:45 | Interchurch relations | 

    In Yalta Representatives of Various Faiths Study the Art of Coexistence

    The conference “The Art of the Coexistence of Christians: History Lessons and Challenges” brought together about thirty experts and practitioners from Ukraine, Belarus, Germany and Poland to discuss the practical dimension of Christian cooperation. The organizer of the meeting, which takes place October 4-6 in Yalta, is the international group Reconciliation in Europe.

  • 17 September 2012, 09:54 | Interchurch relations | 

    Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Canada Addresses Synod of Bishops of UGCC

    The Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Canada, Metropolitan Yurii (Kalishchuk) addressed the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church at its session on 10 September.

  • 20 August 2012, 15:52 | Interchurch relations | 

    UGCC Ready for Dialogue with Moscow Patriarchate

    The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) Sviatoslav Shevchuk is of the opinion that without a dialogue with the Moscow Patriarchate, “it is impossible to stop the Russification of Ukraine and Ukrainophobia in Russia.”

  • 23 July 2012, 12:39 | Interchurch relations | 

    Head of UGCC Open to Dialogue With ROC

    Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) told the Italian published edition Il Regno that he is open to dialogue with the Russian Orthodox Church.

  • 6 July 2012, 09:39 | Interchurch relations | 

    Archbishop of UOC-Moscow Patriarchate Pleased With Cooperation With Catholic Community of St. Egidio

    The Administrator of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patrtiarchate (UOC-MP), Archbishop Antonii (Pakanych) of Boryspil met with a professor of the Roma Tre University, Secretary General of the Community of St. Egidio, Adriano Roccucci in the Kyiv cave Monastery on 5 July.

  • 28 June 2012, 15:19 | Interreligious & intercultural tolerance | view video | 

    Orthodox destroyed the tent with the Adventists books

    In the village Orlyne (Crimea) representatives of the Orthotox community destroyed the tent with religious books establised by the Seventh-Day Adventists Hope Channel. As we see on the video posted on YouTube on June 26 and raised a storm of comments in social networks among Ukrainian protestants.

  • 18 June 2012, 12:44 | Interchurch relations | 

    Fr. Ivan Dankevych: In central Ukraine UGCC goes to those who need it

    The site Orthodoxy in Ukraine on June 15 released material in which the deputy head of the Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP), Fr. Mykolai Danylevych, accused Greek Catholics in concealing their religious identity during the establishment of new parishes in the Khmelnytsky region and proselytism in central and eastern regions of Ukraine.

  • 14 June 2012, 13:16 | Interchurch relations | 

    UGCC head: Tragedy of Orthodox Church in Western Ukraine not caused by our existence or our presence

    Patriarch Sviatoslav was asked by journalist from the Polish news agency KAI about the relationship between the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) and the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) and how to establish a dialogue between these churches.

  • 13 June 2012, 11:05 | Interchurch relations | 

    Patriarch Filaret: Failure to recognize autocephaly not big misfortune

    Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) believes that the only difference between the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate and Kyivan Patriarchate is that the Kyiv Patriarchate has not yet been recognized by other national Orthodox Churches. However, this phenomenon is temporary, because sooner or later the Ukrainian Churches will unite.

  • 1 June 2012, 09:42 | Conferences, seminars, researches | 

    Conference Marking 50th Anniversary of Second Vatican Council Held in Lviv

    On May 31, at the Catholic University in Lviv, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, a three-day international conference was launched.

  • 30 May 2012, 14:11 | Interchurch relations | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav Greets Metropolitan Volodymyr on 20th Anniversary of Primate's Service

    Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church sent a greeting letter to Metropolitan Volodymyr of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his ministry in the Kyiv cathedra.

  • 30 May 2012, 12:10 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Officials and Activists of UOC-MP in Sumy Prohibit Baptists to Organize Event for Children

    The Executive Committee of the eastern Ukrainian city of Sumy prohibited the Church of Grace of the All-Ukrainian Union of Associations of Evangelical Christian Baptists to conduct children’s events “Joyful Playground.”

  • 29 May 2012, 13:46 | Conferences, seminars, researches | 

    Clergymen and Scholars in Lviv To Celebrate 50th Anniversary of 2nd Vatican Council

    On 31 May-2 June, an International Scholarly Conference “2nd Vatican Council: Gifts of the Spirit – Church Mystery – Human Testimony” will be held at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv on occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 2nd Vatican Council.

  • 22 May 2012, 11:51 | Church-state relations | 

    Patriarch Filaret: Independent Ukraine Not Possible Without Independent Church

    During his recent visit to Bukovyna Region, Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) expressed an opinion that an independent autocephalous Church will be established in Ukraine only when the Ukrainian state becomes strong.

  • 22 May 2012, 09:28 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Filaret: UOC-MP Keeps Faithful By Deceit

    During his visit to the Bukovyna region, Patriarch Filaret commented to our RISU correspondent Yurii Chornei that anouncements on the walls of churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) equate people baptized in the Kyivan Patriarchate with people who have committed suicide and thus who are not to be prayed for.

  • 14 May 2012, 11:26 | Interchurch relations | 

    Synod of Kyivan Patriarchate Passes Address to Bishops of UOC-MP

    Representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) are convinced that deprivation of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate’s status of independence and self-government would turn it into a puppet of the Russian Church and state power.

  • 24 April 2012, 11:37 | Interchurch relations | 

    Relations Between Kyiv and Moscow Patriarchates Deteriorate

    Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) stated under the new regime, attempts are being made to seize churches of the UOC-KP.

  • 26 March 2012, 09:35 | Interchurch relations | 

    Patriarch Filaret Doubts that Whole Greek Catholic Church Is Ready to Become Part of Unified Orthodox Church

    Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) spoke about the relations between the UOC-KP and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in an interview to NG Religions.

  • 23 March 2012, 12:56 | Interchurch relations | 

    Roman Catholics of Ukraine Pray for Recovery of Metropolitan Volodymyr

    On March 21, the head of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) of Ukraine, Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki visited Metropolitan Volodymyr of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate in the hospital in Kyiv.

  • 14 March 2012, 10:30 | Interchurch relations | 

    Rep of Russian Church Explained When Meeting Between Patriarch and Pope Can Take Place

    The Head of the Department of External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Ilarion of Volokolamsk said in answer to a question of a correspondent of the “Rain” TV Channel that the meeting between the Russian Patriarch and the Roman Pope will take place but the timing will depend on the readiness of the two sides to a productive dialogue.