Interchurch relations

  • 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.

  • 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.