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26 April 2017, 13:24 | National religious question
Today Ukraine remembers one of the largest man-made disasters in the world - the Chornobyl accident. Sorrowful events dedicated to the commemoration of the deceased and injured liquidators were held in each locality.
25 April 2017, 13:24 | Religion and policy
Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) of the UGCC said that currently Ukrainian reconciliation with the Russians is impossible because of the war. But talking about peace, seeking for it, praying is never too early.
24 April 2017, 12:21 | Church-state relations
The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine held a working meeting of leaders (representatives) of structural division son religious issues of Kyiv city and regional administrations, which discussed topical issues of the current state of church-state relations in Ukraine.
On April 23, 2017, the governor of St Michael’s Monastery, Archbishop Agapit (Humenyuk) celebrated All-Ukrainian prayer service for the fallen defenders and performed the rite of blessing at the Wall of Remembrance for those fallen for Ukraine in 2014-2017, which is placed on the walls of St Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery of Kyiv.
21 April 2017, 12:40 | Faith and weapon
Military chaplains will start working in all combat troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine since May 15, the head of the Chief Department of moral and psychological support of the Armed Forces Major General Oleh Hruntkovskyy was reported as saying at a briefing by "Religion in Ukraine" which quotes Seo-top-news .com.ua.
21 April 2017, 11:50 | Religion and policy
Head of Chernihiv Diocese of the UOC-KP Archbishop Yevstratii (Zorya) commented on banning Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia. Archbishop says that one might disagree the dogmatic teaching of “witnesses” but hanging a label “extremists” as it did in Russia, is unacceptable. Archbishop of Chernihiv said on his Facebook page.
20 April 2017, 13:22 | UGCC
The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the eparchy of Saint Nicholas of Chicago of the Ukrainians (United States of America) His Excellency Msgr. Venedykt (Valery) Aleksiychuk, M.S.U., transferring him from the titular see of Germaniciana and the office of auxiliary of the archieparchy of Lviv of the Ukrainians.
12 April 2017, 10:49 | Religious holidays and traditions
On the eve of the Resurrection, the leaders of Ukrainian churches appealed to the faithful and clergy with messages dedicated to this feast of light.
On Tuesday, April 11, the exhibition devoted to the life and ministry of Patriarch Josyp Slipyy of the UGCC entitled “Patriarch Josyph Slipyy: Be yourself” was opened in the sidelines of the Ukrainian Parliament.
11 April 2017, 12:55 | Judaism
On the occasion of Pesach, Petro Poroshenko greeted Ukrainian Jews. The greeting was released by the President’s press-service.
11 April 2017, 12:37 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage
10 April 2017, 12:05 | International relations
“I condemn terrorist attacks in churches of Tanta and Alexandria in Egypt. Ukraine stands side by side with the Egyptian people in their war on terror,” Klimkin says.
3 April 2017, 10:16 | UGCC
On April 2, 2017, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church held a solemn liturgy to mark the 40th anniversary of episcopal ordination of Archbishop Emeritus Lubomyr (Husar) at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection. It was reported by the Information Department of the UGCC.
30 March 2017, 12:20 | Religion and society
Member of Ukrainian Parliament (faction “Poroshenko Bloc”) Dmitry Golubov offers to allow abortion for medical reasons only or if conception occurred as a result of rape.
27 March 2017, 16:05 | Legislation
“We have proposed a moderate position—to forbid discrimination of any kind and for any reason in work relationships,” said People’s Deputy Pavel Unguryan, on the essence of the Verkhovna Rada’s compromise.
27 March 2017, 15:16 | Church-state relations
On the day of "Earth Hour", March 25, 2017, at the Mariyinsky park in Kyiv, the "Avenue of the green future" was planted as part of the national campaign “Plant a Tree of Peace,” according to the Bureau of the UGCC on environmental issues.
27 March 2017, 10:52 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance
The UNESCO delegation arrived in Kyiv for a working visit and met with Metropolitan Pavlo, the governor of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. The Ukrainian side was also represented by director of the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Reserve Lubomir Mykhailyna, the website of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra reports.
24 March 2017, 12:00 | Religion and policy
Former State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov was shot dead in the center of Kyiv on March 23. Unknown opened fire when Voronenkov came out from the hotel together with his security guard.
His Holiness, the Patriarch of Kyiv and All Rus’ - Ukraine of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate Filaret and Archbishop Emeritus of the Greek Catholic Church, Lubomyr Huzar addressed the assembly.