Moscow Patriarchy

  • 19 February 2019, 16:06 | UOC (MP) | 

    ROC in Ukraine waits for power change or 'Russian spring', according to historian Oleh Turiy

    During the last decades, many confrontations of the Ukrainian Orthodoxy with Russia arose. Director of the Institute of Church History of the Ukrainian Catholic University Oleh Turiy analyzes in an interview with Radio Liberty what the reason for the confrontation is and looks at the essence of Russian Orthodoxy.

  • 5 February 2019, 11:50 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    Georgian theologian says ROC trying to discredit bishops who support Ukraine

    The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) is trying to discredit Georgian bishops who support autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

  • 1 February 2019, 11:27 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    Presidential Administration responds to Kirill’s plans to visit Kyiv

    Patriarch Kirill's desire to visit the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra is indicative of his hope for a change of power in Ukraine and can be seen as indirect support for pro-Russian candidates for the presidency of Ukraine. Yuri Ruban, chair of the Main Department for Humanitarian Policy under the Presidential Administration, said this on Pryamyy TV-Channel, according to Fakty.

  • 1 February 2019, 10:22 | Religion and policy | 

    Putin ready to defend “canonical Orthodox” in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia reserves the right to respond in the event of a threat of violations of the right to freedom of religion in neighboring countries.

  • 29 January 2019, 13:20 | Religion and policy | 

    Secret documents showcase Russian influence on Bulgarian Church, according to Atanas Čobanov

    Among the secret documents published online by the project DDoSecrets, one can find those confirming Russian attempts of influence the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Chief editor of the Bulgarian portal Bivol, Atanas Čobanov said it on air of Hromadske.

  • 23 January 2019, 10:10 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    Patriarch Kirill of Moscow loses big money because of OCU

    Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church loses not only spiritual support, but also big money. The cause of such losses was the establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 11 January 2019, 11:52 | Religion and society | 

    Tetyana Derkach: Everybody saw that “church schism” promised by ROC is hoax

    The Russian Orthodox Church was hoping to disrupt the situation of the OCU, they wanted to influence the consciousness of parishioners. They were preparing for the clashes between parishes. But now, Russia is not backed by the troops it was counting on.

  • 11 January 2019, 11:40 | Religion and policy | 

    Russian propagandist: ROC to be demonstratively and painfully beaten

    In Russia, they believe that the Russian Orthodox Church and the ideology of the Russian world may disappear forever as the Kremlin's positions weaken. And it was triggered by the Tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 7 January 2019, 13:21 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Honorable Patriarch Filaret: Kirill’s threats to Ecumenical Patriarch attest to his weakness

    Letter of threats to Patriarch Bartholomew from the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church are a sign of Kirill’s weakness.

  • 31 December 2018, 12:33 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Kirill of ROC threatens Patriarch Bartholomew with Last Judgment

    Head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, wrote an emotionally charged message to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on December 30, in which he demands that Ukraine is not granted the Tomos.

  • 28 December 2018, 12:17 | Religion and policy | 

    Analysts: Moscow Patriarchate readies new provocations before elections

    On the eve of the presidential and parliamentary elections, the Moscow Patriarchate will try to come up with provocations because they need to “save the face.” This opinion was expressed by the political technologist Oleksiy Holobutsky and religious expert Dmytro Horyevoy, according to Vholos, a media outlet. This is reported by TV Channel 24.

  • 17 December 2018, 10:35 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    New Ukrainian primate’s name commemorated in Constantinople

    For the first time in history the name of the primate of the church in Ukraine was heard today in Constantinople together with the names of the other patriarchs and archbishops, ORTHODOXIA.INFO reports.

  • 15 December 2018, 21:16 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    ROC calls canonically void the unification council in Kyiv

    The Russian Orthodox Church considers canonically void the unification council which elected the head of a new Ukrainian Church, independent of Moscow. This was stated by the deputy chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Nikolai Balashov, according to Interfax.

  • 14 December 2018, 11:14 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    Patriarch Kirill complained to the whole world, including Pope and UN about persecution of UOC-MP in Ukraine

    Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill complained to the Pope of Rome Francis, heads of international organizations, religious and state figures that Ukraine allegedly cracks down on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. This is reported by the Department of External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church.

  • 24 November 2018, 08:53 | Church-state relations | 

    ROC comments on the decision of the anti-raider commission regarding the Pochayiv Lavra

    The decision of the commission of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to strip the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate of the right to use the set of buildings of the Holy Assumption Pochayiv Lavra marks the beginning of massive pressure on the UOC. Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Department of Foreign Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church archpriest Nikolai Balashov said this in an interview with Interfax.

  • 19 November 2018, 13:20 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    ROC legates actively work with Local Churches on Ukrainian issue

    Head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, Archbishop Antony (Sevriuk) of Vienna and Budapest visited Slovakia and the Czech Republic on November 14-15. Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokalamsk, Chairman of the DECR, arrived in Cairo (Egypt), and on November 17th he visited the residence of the Patriarchate of Antioch in Syria.

  • 16 November 2018, 16:01 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Polish Orthodox Church sides with Moscow Patriarchate

    The Synod of the Polish Orthodox Church, held on November 14, 2018 in Warsaw under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland, did not support the decision of Constantinople regarding Ukraine.

  • 5 November 2018, 14:12 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew urges ROC to accept loss of Ukraine

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew urged the Russian Orthodox Church to accept and recognize the right of Ukrainians to autocephaly.

  • 31 October 2018, 14:05 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    Putin threatens with grave consequences for attempts to break up ROC

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian Orthodox Church is doing a lot to strengthen the cultural and humanitarian ties of Russia with compatriots from around the world, and now many are trying to “break these ties.”

  • 31 October 2018, 10:58 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Kirill: Constantinople attempts to destroy ROC

    Patriarch Kirill explains the actions of Constantinople in Ukraine by the global order to destroy the “island of freedom”, which is the Russian Orthodox Church.