Kyiv

  • 20 March 2019, 10:24 | UGCC | 

    UGCC publishes decree on convocation of Synod of Bishops in 2019

    On March 12, the Decree on the convening of the Holy Synod of Bishops in 2019 was issued in Kyiv, at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. This is reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 19 March 2019, 10:31 | Terrorism | 

    AUCCRO condemns terrorist attack in New Zealand

    Ukrainian religious leaders condemn any acts of violence on the grounds of religious hatred or other motives in whatever place and under whatever slogans they are committed.

  • 17 March 2019, 11:11 | Religion and policy | 

    UGCC Patriarch makes public two missions for future President of Ukraine

    The future president of Ukraine, whoever is elected to this office, must fulfill two main missions – to defend the country from Russian aggression and to keep the course for Europe.

  • 16 March 2019, 14:14 | Islam | 

    New Zealand mosque shooter threatens Muslims and Ukraine in his manifesto

    The terrorist who attacked Muslims in a mosque in New Zealand on March 15, mentioned Ukraine in his "manifesto", addressing his threats, in particular, to Ukrainian believers. This was written on Facebook by Mufti of the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine "Ummah" Sheikh Said Ismagilov.

  • 16 March 2019, 10:25 | UGCC | 

    UGCC Head: Aspiration to pray in St Sophia of Kyiv means having access to own origins, not real estate right

    For us, the Greek Catholics, it is not about the right to real estate, but two things are decisive: values ​​and relationships. When we talk about the Cathedral of St. Sophia, we have certain Christian values, the Christian roots of the European Ukrainian civilization, and not the church, not new places for worship,” Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav said in an interview with OBOZ TV.

  • 15 March 2019, 16:22 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Filaret expresses interest in rewriting OCU Charter

    The present Charter of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine has certain flaws, and therefore it needs to be amended at the next Local Council.Such an opinion was voiced by Emeritus Patriarch Filaret in an interview with Glavkom.

  • 15 March 2019, 10:57 | International relations | 

    OCU Primate meets with representatives of the OSCE mission that monitors Ukraine’s presidential elections

    On March 13, 2019, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine met with Peter Taylor, Head of the OSCE / ODIHR Election Observation Mission to Ukraine's 2019 presidential election. An analyst on political issues of the Mission, Yarek Domansky, also took part in the meeting.

  • 15 March 2019, 09:44 | Faith and weapon | 

    Only true love gives birth to heroes, Patrairch of UGCC speaks about volunteers

    The volunteer movement is nothing but active love. Patriarch Svyatoslav (Shevchuk) of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said this congratulating the participants of the expanded meeting of the Coordinating Council of Volunteers of the National Forum ‘Transformation of Ukraine’ on the Day of Ukrainian Volunteers, the UGCC Information Department reports.

  • 14 March 2019, 13:15 | Legislation | 

    Constitutional Court not to take appeal against Parliament’s address to Patriarch Bartholomew to grant autocephaly

    The website of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine made public the Decree of the Grand Chamber of the Constitutional Court dated March 7, 2019, in which the court dismissed the claim of 47 MPs to institute constitutional proceedings on the Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada requesting the Ecumenical Patriarch to grant the Tomos of autocephaly to Ukraine. This is reported by Tserkvarium.

  • 14 March 2019, 09:15 | National religious question | 

    Ivan Mazepa became a true symbol of Ukrainian resistance to Russia - President in Baturyn

    During the events dedicated to the 350th anniversary of the establishment of the hetman residence in Baturyn, President Petro Poroshenko congratulated the residents of Chernihiv on this remarkable event and reminded the role of the glorious Hetman Ivan Mazepa in the history of Ukraine.

  • 13 March 2019, 11:17 | Interchurch relations | 

    UGCC Patriarch greeted Poles on 100th anniversary of restoring diplomatic relations with Vatican

    On behalf of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) congratulated the Polish Bishops' Conference on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Holy See.

  • 11 March 2019, 13:33 | AUCCRO, inter-confessional councils | 

    AUCCRO to be led by RCC Bishop Kryvytskyi

    During the on-site meeting in Jerusalem March 7, the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations elected Vitaliy Kryvytskyi, the Ordinary of the Kyiv-Zhytomyr Diocese. The predecessor of Bishop Vitaliy in this post was the Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine Yaakov Dov Bleich, CREDO reports. It was on his initiative that the official delegation of the AUCCRO visited the state of Israel for the second time.

  • 9 March 2019, 08:51 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Renovation of St Sophia Cathedral to start in March

    A package of repair and renovation works in the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv will continue on March 18, works will be held in the warm season according to technical recommendations.

  • 6 March 2019, 10:24 | International relations | 

    OCU Synod appeals to world community to protect Ukrainian Church in occupied Crimea and Donbas

    The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, held on March 4 in Kyiv, adopted an appeal to the international community to influence the invaders who persecuted the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in the occupied territories of Crimea and some districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (ORDLO).

  • 5 March 2019, 12:27 | International relations | 

    Reconciliation in Europe Group to hold ecumenical conference in Belarus

    From February 27 to March 2, 2019, a regular meeting of the members of the international working group “Reconciliation in Europe - the mission of Churches in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Germany” was held in Minsk, on the premises of the Belarusian Exarchate of the Moscow Patriarchate "Koinonia". This is reported by the Department of Information of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

  • 5 March 2019, 12:18 | Religion and policy | 

    Archbishop Klyment determined to attend Hryb’s trial no matter what

    Archbishop Klyment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine is still to attend the trial hearing of political prisoner Pavlo Hryb in Rostov-on-Don. According to Zik, the father of the political proisoner said this in a live broadcast on Pryamyy TV.

  • 4 March 2019, 14:56 | International relations | 

    AUCCRO delegation starts official visit to Israel

    The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations will hold high-profile meetings in Jerusalem.

  • 4 March 2019, 14:48 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Epifaniy announces start of transfer of foreign parishes of OCU to Constantinople

    Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine has stated that the first foreign parishes of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will soon become subordinate to the Constantinople Patriarchate.

  • 4 March 2019, 10:23 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Epifaniy: OCU can make agreement on recognition with Romanian Church

    The Orthodox Church of Ukraine is ready to comply with the terms for recognition set by the Romanian Church.

  • 1 March 2019, 11:43 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU Primate: We will implement good reforms and shift away from Russian imperial traditions

    Metropolitan Epifaniy stressed in an interview to the BBC that the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will depart from the Russian imperial traditions and move towards the Greek ones, because it was the Greek roots that were artificially removed from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.