Interchurch relations

  • 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.

  • 10 March 2012, 18:32 | Interchurch relations | view photo | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav visits Metropolitan Volodymyr in the hospital

    On March 10, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav, visited the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP), Metropolitan Volodymyr, in the hospital where he undergoes rehabilitation, the website of the UOC-MP reported.

  • 8 March 2012, 09:16 | Interchurch relations | 

    Superior of Kyiv Cave Monastery: There is no Kyivan Patriarchate church in Ukraine

    There is no Kyivan Patriarchate church in Ukraine, Metropolitan Pavel (Lebid), a deputy of the Kyiv City Council representing the Party of Regions and superior of the Kyiv Cave Monastery, said in an interview to Weekly.ua.

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

    Patriarch Sviatoslav: Discussions Regarding Pseudo-Synod at Complete Standstill

    Stalin’s regime used the Russian Orthodox Church for the forced liquidation of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. However, the Russian clergy still have not apologized to Greek Catholics for the appropriation of all their property after the war.

  • 23 February 2012, 12:37 | Interchurch relations | 

    Head of UGCC: Metropolitan Volodymyr is Treasure Not Only of UOC But Whole Christian World

    Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) stated that the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is not indifferent to the developments “in the family of our brethren,” the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate.

  • 20 February 2012, 13:46 | Interchurch relations | 

    Bishop of Kyivan Patriarchate: Patriarch Kirill Involved in Conflict Within UOC-MP

    According to representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate, Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church played a significant role in the removal of Metropolitan Volodymyr from the leadership of the Church and sharpening of the conflict within the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate.

  • 16 February 2012, 12:10 | Interchurch relations | 

    German Bishops Promise to Support Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

    As part of his visit to Germany, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk met with the head of the German Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Robert Zollitsch of Freiburg.

  • 9 February 2012, 13:41 | Interchurch relations | 

    Catholic Bishops of Two Rites Gather in Lviv

    On February 8, in the Higher Spiritual Seminary of the Lviv Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Lviv-Briukhovychi, a conference of Catholic bishops of the two rites was held. This year, bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and Roman Catholic Church conducted a meeting in this format for the first time.

  • 3 February 2012, 14:55 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Evangelical Protestant Leaders To Discuss Media Campaign Against Their Churches

    On February 7, 2012, a meeting of the heads of the Council of Evangelical Protestant Churches of Ukraine regarding the campaign of mass media against Evangelical Churches will be held.

  • 30 January 2012, 15:59 | Interchurch relations | 

    Patriarch Kirill says his meeting with Pope is not possible yet

    "I still believe conflicts need to be resolved more energetically, if not fully, in order for this meeting to be successful," the Patriarch said in an interview with the Serb newspaper Vecherniye Novosti.

  • 25 January 2012, 15:31 | Interchurch relations | 

    Interdenominational Prayer Meeting Held in Zaporizhia

    On January 21, in the eastern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia, in the Church of St. Paul of the Roman Catholic Church, an interdenominational prayer meeting was held as part of the World Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

  • 25 January 2012, 13:16 | Interchurch relations | 

    Reps of Different Denominations Pray for Christian Unity in Lviv

    Representatives of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC), Roman Catholic Church (RCC), Armenian Apostolic Church and the Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith participated in an interdenominational prayer for unity held on January 24 in the chapel of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU).

  • 23 January 2012, 14:29 | Interchurch relations | 

    Different Denominations Pray Together for Unity in Kyiv

    On January 22, representatives of Christian Churches of Ukraine jointly prayed for the unity of Christianity in the Church of St. Basil the Great of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Kyiv.

  • 21 January 2012, 11:11 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ecumenical Prayer for Unity of Christians to Be Held on January 22 in Kyiv

    Patriarch Sviatoslav of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) initiated an ecumenical prayer to be held at 6 p.m., on January 22, in the Church of St. Basil the Great of the UGCC.

  • 18 January 2012, 18:44 | Interchurch relations | 

    Lutherans and Catholics Call On Orthodox Metropolitan Ahafangel to Join Prayer for Unity of Christians

    Lutheran and Catholic bishops addressed Metropolitan Ahafangel (Savin) of Odesa and Izmail of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate with an open letter.