Orthodox

  • 20 July 2017, 11:23 | Religion and policy | 

    Ukrainian MPs propose to start assemblies with a prayer

    Several members of the Ukrainian parliament registered a bill on changes in the rules of procedure. He presupposes that the opening of each plenary session in Parliament, the prayer "Our Father," should be read, reported on the official website of the Verkhovna Rada.

  • 19 July 2017, 13:00 | Land and property problems | 

    OSCE holds a seminar on peaceful relations between religious communities in Lviv

    The event lasts almost a week, during which participants will be able to listen to lectures and advice from experts from Scotland, Poland, Italy, and the USA, to discuss and dialogue with each other within the specified topics.

  • 11 July 2017, 12:30 | Scandals, crime | 

    Vandals destroyed gravestones in the yard of UOC-MP church in Uman

    On July 10, in Uman unknown attackers destroyed the gravestones in the territory of the Assumption Church of the UOC (MP) and damaged the rector’s car.

  • 10 July 2017, 14:29 | Religion and society | 

    Kyivan Patriarchate demends fair pension reform

    The UOC-KP supports the introduction of a fair pension reform in Ukraine, as the current system is obsolete and does not meet social needs and the state of the economy and demography.

  • 5 July 2017, 17:09 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    "We are close to you", - Ecumenical Patriarch to Ukrainian journalists

  • 29 June 2017, 09:48 | Freedom of Conscience | view video | 

    In Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi the UOC-KP remind of her rights in a religious procession

    On the Constitution Day, the Diocese of Odesa of the UOC-KP held a religious procession in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi. The faithful of the UOC-KP reminded in this manner the constitutional norm of religious freedom that was violated in the city.

  • 19 June 2017, 11:44 | Religion and policy

    Patriarch Kirill was Yanukovych’s Spiritual Father

    Viktor Yanukovych supported the Moscow Patriarchate, because his confessor was Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church. Leonid Kravchuk was reported as saying this in an interview on 112 TV-channel.

  • 15 June 2017, 10:05 | Interchurch relations | 

    Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine meets with UOC (MP) representatives

    On June 14, 2017, Administrator of the UOC (MP), Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanych) met with the Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti. It was reported by Information and Education Department of the UOC (MP).

  • 9 June 2017, 11:10 | UAOC | 

    The Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox priests to elect Bishop of Ternopil

    On June 8, a regular meeting of the Council of Bishops of the UAOC and the Patriarchal Council was held at the Church of Nativity at the UAOC Patriarchy in Kyiv. The meeting in particular discussed the appointment of the ruling bishop of the Diocese of Ternopil of the UAOC.

  • 8 June 2017, 14:03 | Religion and policy | 

    Kyiv Patriarchate spokesman opposes ban on the UOC (MP)

    The spokesman for the UOC-KP, Archbishop Yevstratii (Zorya) has spoken against banning the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine. He believes such a ban will be an invaluable gift to Moscow and might help it ignite a religious civil war in Ukraine.

  • 8 June 2017, 13:30 | Religion and policy

    After the fall of Putin, ROC to face the time of trial and suffering - Yevstratii (Zorya)

    Spokesman for the UOC-KP Archbishop Yevstratii (Zorya) believes that in Russia the Church serves the interests of the government and therefore after the collapse of the Putin regime the ROC would face difficult times.

  • 6 June 2017, 09:30 | Interchurch relations

    A conflict between Greek Catholics and the Orthodox of the Moscow Patriarchate breaks out in Kolomyia

    As a result, priests of the UOC MP allowed the UGCC representatives to enter the church and celebrate the Liturgy there.

  • 28 May 2017, 01:01 | UOC (MP)

    UOC (MP) opens a Representative Office in the EU

    In Kharkiv, on May 27 the Holy Synod of the UOC (MP) held a session. The Synod took place in the premises where 25 years ago the Kharkiv Council of Bishops was held.

  • 22 May 2017, 11:12 | Social questioning

    The number of supporters of the UOC (MP) is constantly decreasing - expert

    After the war the number of people who claimed affiliation with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) has gradually and constantly decreased.

  • 18 May 2017, 19:11 | Legislation

    Parliament fails to consider church-related bills

    Parliament of Ukraine has not started discussing the sensational religious laws, the MPs simply could not get round to them. Today the MPs discussed medical and agricultural issues. A package of documents on culture and spirituality was at the end of the list.

  • 18 May 2017, 11:13 | Protests and conflicts | view photo

    UOC (MP) gathers protesters at the Parliament

    Today, May 18, representatives of the UOC (MP) took to the Parliament to oppose changes to religious law. The protesters called them “anti-church laws.”In particular, Bill No 4128 (the procedure for jurisdiction change) and No. 4511 (on a special status for denominations whose centers are located in Russia).

  • 16 May 2017, 11:16 | Legislation

    UOC (MP) is preparing a protest rally throughout Ukraine

    The faithful of the UOC (MP) across Ukraine are protesting against the adoption by Ukrainian Parliament of Bills 4128 and 4511 scheduled for May 18. This was reported by the Information and Education Department of the UOC (MP), having received information from press services of their dioceses.

  • 14 May 2017, 13:34 | UOC KP

    Synod of the UOC-KP establishes Russian Exarchate

    Metropolitan Ioasaf (Shibaev) of Belgorod and Oboyan was appointed the ruling bishop of the Russian Exarchate, according to the official website of the UOC-KP.

  • 14 May 2017, 12:34 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine

    UOC KP establishes European Exarchates

    According to the website, as of May 13, 2017 the UOC-KP in Europe incorporates 44 parishes: Netherlands – 2 parishes, Hungary – 1, Italy - 8 France – 6, Sweden - 5, Germany - 6, Spain - 3, Portugal - 5, Czech Republic - 1, United Kingdom - 1 Lithuania - 1 Finland - 1 Austria - 1 Slovenia - 1, Greece - 1 Switzerland - 1.

  • 3 May 2017, 09:53 | Church-state relations

    Russian Orthodox Church supports ban on Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia

    Metropolitan Hilarion welcomed this court ruling and suggested that the "pernicious and harmful" influence of Jehovah's Witnesses would now start to decline. The Russian Orthodox Church did not take part in proceedings and was not asked for advice, he said.