• 20 June 2019, 14:24 | UOC KP | view video | 

    Filaret’s 'Council' restores UOC-KP with all its structure, property and criticizes Tomos

    Today, on June 20, Patriarch Emeritus Filaret organized in St Volodymyr's Cathedral of Kyiv the so-called "Council" to restore the activities of the UOC-Kyiv Patriarchate. The text of the resolution approved at the meeting states that the UOC-KP repeals the decision of the Unification Council.

  • 20 June 2019, 12:00 | UGCC | 

    UGCC Head met with ambassadors of Croatia and Slovakia

    The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav, held meetings with the ambassadors of Croatia and Slovakia on June 19. The Head of the UGCC met first with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia in Ukraine, Anica Djamić, and the second meeting was held with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Slovak Republic in Ukraine Marek Safin. Both meetings were held at the request of the ambassadors, the Information Department of the UGCC reports.

  • 20 June 2019, 11:43 | UOC KP | 

    Out of over 40 bishops, two attend Filaret's 'Council'

    In St Volodymyr's Cathedral of Kyiv, on the initiative of ex-Patrairch Filaret, an assembly involving several hierarchs, priests and lay people of the former UOC-Kyiv Patriarchate started, which participants call a "Local Council."

  • 20 June 2019, 11:20 | Church-state relations | 

    Rada Speaker: Kyiv District Administrative Court takes exam in commitment to Ukraine in OCU case

    The Moscow Church in Ukraine is not only reluctant to comply with the provisions of law and honestly indicate its real center, but also tries to cancel the registration of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Verkhovna Rada Speaker Andriy Parubiy said it when opening the plenary session of Ukraine's parliament, reports.

  • 19 June 2019, 20:24 | Interchurch relations | 

    UOC-MP makes attempt to cancel OCU registration in court

    The Legal Department of the UOC (Moscow Patriarchate) has released the following information: "The district administrative court of Kyiv instituted proceedings on the claim of the Kyiv Metropolis of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church against the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine and the State Registrar of the municipal company Center for Legal Assistance and Registration on the illegality of state registration of the religious center Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU)."

  • 19 June 2019, 17:52 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Petro Poroshenko reacts to Filaret situation

    The fifth President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, commented on the conflict in the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. It was reported by Е, which cited Glavcom.

  • 19 June 2019, 13:41 | Judaism | 

    Traditional Orthodox Jewish synagogue opens in Chernivtsi

    In Chernivtsi, at 2 Ukrayinska Street, a synagogue "Israel" -- where the community professes traditional Orthodox Judaism -- was opened.

  • 19 June 2019, 12:06 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU to assess Filaret's "Council" end of June

    In late June, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will give its assessment of the "Council" to be held by Patriarch Emeritus Filaret on June 20. Father Mykhailo, Press Secretary to Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, Primate of the OCU, said it in Kultura.Live Program of Radio Culture, as reported by Ukrainian Radio.

  • 19 June 2019, 12:00 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Filaret makes controversial statements against OCU, its head, and hierarchs

    Patriarch Emeritus Filaret has made a new controversial statement against the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Metropolitan Epifaniy and all the hierarchs of the OCU. He states that he has been the Patriarch throughout the years of existence of the Kyiv Patriarchate and remains so now. Filaret has said this in an interview with Ukrajinske Radio, reports Today.

  • 19 June 2019, 10:27 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU calls on military chaplains to ignore 'Council of UOC-KP' convened by Filaret

    On June 18, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine called on military chaplains not to participate in the Local Council of the UOC-Kyiv Patriarchate that Patriarch Emeritus Filaret is to hold on June 20. This was stated in the message posted by the Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Military Clergy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on his Facebook page.

  • 19 June 2019, 09:34 | AUCCRO, inter-confessional councils | 

    AUCCRO urges parliamentary candidates to share their position on public morality and freedom of religion

    The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations has appealed to the parties and parliamentary candidates urging them to clarify their position on religious freedom, family values and public morality.

  • 18 June 2019, 06:31 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Archbishop Yevstratiy on Filaret's Initiatives: it will certainly not be a local council of UOC-KP

    In an interview with Channel 5, Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya) of Chernihiv and Nizhyn of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Deputy Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the OCU, commented on the decision of Patriarch Emeritus Filaret to convene the Council of the Kyiv Patriarchate on June 20.

  • 15 June 2019, 07:06 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Metropolitan Epifaniy on conflict with former UOC-KP Primate: we want OCU to be managed conciliarly, not by one person

    Patriarch Emeritus Filaret wants to be the sole beneficiary of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, said Metropolitan Epifaniy on Radio NV.

  • 15 June 2019, 06:47 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Metropolitan Epifaniy: Filaret to punish himself if he holds Local Council

    Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine believes that if Patriarch Enmeritus Filaret holds the so-called Council of the Kyiv Patriarchate, he will punish himself, which will result in his isolation from the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 15 June 2019, 05:59 | Religion and policy | 

    Deputy Chairman of Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on Culture and Spirituality: It is not ROC that Ukraine has to do with but Russian foreign intelligence

    It is not the Russian Orthodox Church which we have to oppose. Ukraine deals with the nuclear power represented by the Russian Federation, with its diplomacy, its foreign intelligence, with all its power that tried to disrupt the acquisition of the Tomos. Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on Culture and Spirituality Viktor Yelensky said this on air of 5 TV-Channel.

  • 14 June 2019, 15:41 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU warns Filaret of possible excommunication for holding UOC-KP council

    The Orthodox Church of Ukraine representatives emphasize that Filaret has no right to convoke such an assembly on his own behalf and call it a 'Council'. This is reported by ZN.

  • 13 June 2019, 09:30 | Religion and policy | 

    Zelensky's representative avoids clear-cut answers about Donbas and UOC-MP

    The head of the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's party Servant of People, Dmytro Razumkov, refused to clarify the position of the party on the military conflict with Russia in Donbas and the renaming of the UOC Moscow Patriarchate to the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

  • 13 June 2019, 08:52 | Church-state relations | 

    Government creates special Authority for ethnic policy and freedom of conscience

    The Cabinet of Ministers has created an authorized central executive Authority for ethnic policy and freedom of conscience in the form of a public office.

  • 12 June 2019, 11:20 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya): terms of Tomos were known well before Unification Council

    In 2008, the Ecumenical Patriarchate offered to provide the Ukrainian Churches a partial autonomy that envisages the status of a Metropolia.

  • 11 June 2019, 12:28 | UOC KP | 

    Filaret at Ukrainian Intellectuals Forum: we do not take this Tomos seriously

    Patriarch Emeritus Filaret of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine claims he does not accept the Tomos, because he had not been made acquainted with its content before it was granted.