• 26 September 2018, 12:20 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Constantinople: UOC-MP has no right to request the exarchs to leave Ukraine

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) has no right to request that exarchs of the Patriarchate of Constantinople leave Ukraine.

  • 25 September 2018, 16:49 | UOC (MP) | 

    Synod of the UOC MP called on Constantinople to stop interference in internal affairs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

    The Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) at a meeting held on September 25, 2018 in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, expressed his attitude to the appointment of the “Exarchs” by the Constantinople Patriarchate in Kyiv (Journal No. 17). This is reported by the Information and Educational Department of the UOC.

  • 20 September 2018, 13:51 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Constantinople: refusal of UOC-MP representatives to engage in dialogue gets them cornered

    The representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Archbishop Job (Getcha) of Telmessos expressed regret that the clerics of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate had refused a dialogue with the representatives of Constantinople, as they thus drived themselves into a deadlock. This was stated by the hierarch in an interview with Glavkom.

  • 19 September 2018, 10:58 | Religion and society | 

    UOC-MP threatens protests if urged to change name

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate will organize mass protests if urged to change its name.

  • 18 September 2018, 10:44 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Filaret: we are ready to accept all hierarchs of the UOC-MP in the new Local Church

    Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate declared his readiness to accept the bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate to the new Local Church.

  • 17 September 2018, 10:01 | Social questioning | 

    Recent poll: Majority of Orthodox Ukrainians affiliate themselves with the Kyiv Patriarchate

    In Ukraine, 45.2% of Orthodox Christians affiliate themselves with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted in late August – early September jointly by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, the Razumkov Center and SOCIS, according to Gordonua.com.

  • 14 September 2018, 10:13 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Ecumenical Patriarchate comments on threats made by ROC

    Archbishop Job (Getcha) of Telmessos of the Ecumenical Patriarchate called the threats worthless, and noted that the claims of the Russian Orthodox Church for the supremacy in Ukrainian religious life are groundless.

  • 13 September 2018, 14:54 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanych): we do not recognize the new Ukrainian Orthodox Church

    Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanych), Chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate, said that their Church would not recognize the newly established UOC. He said this in an interview with the Greek news agency Romphea.

  • 12 September 2018, 15:21 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Dire times coming: UOC (MP) suggests Orthodox Primates should convene for emergency council

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) came up with a suggestion to convene an emergency Council of the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches in connection with the recent actions of Constantinople on the “Ukrainian issue”.

  • 28 August 2018, 09:54 | Religion and policy | 

    Pochayiv pilgrims reportedly carried Orthodox ‘DPR Army’ banner

    The scandal over the procession of pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) to the Pochayiv Lavra is aggravating. In addition to T-shirts with prints calling to get ready for the war, the crowd noticed the Orthodox flag under which the fighters of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic are fighting. Dmytro Poliukhovych wrote it on his Facebook page, Relihiyna Pravda reports.

  • 10 August 2018, 10:08 | Charity, social service | 

    UOC (MP) sent 40 tons of aid to LPR

    Four trucks of humanitarian aid totaling about 6,000 sets, weighing almost 40 tons, were delivered to the diocesan centers of Luhansk and Rovenky (areas controlled by the so-called Luhansk People's Republic) on August 1, 2018, as part of the Mission of Mercy and Reconciliation project of the Synodal Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate for social and humanitarian affairs, implemented with the support of the International Charitable Organization Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, a humanitarian organization of Protestant churches in Germany, Religion in Ukraine reports citing the website of the UOC.

  • 3 August 2018, 10:57 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    After Tomos, no violence for redistributing church property will burst out

    The statements about the "seizure of churches", the possibility of a “civil war” once the Tomos of autocephaly is issued are an example of the Kremlin’s misinformation, a lie that is part of a hybrid war against Ukraine.

  • 26 July 2018, 11:03 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ministry of Internal Affairs: 200,000 people to participate in festivities on the Day of Baptism in Kyiv

    The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine expects that about 200,000 people will take part in religious events on the Day of Baptism of Kyivan Rus on July 27-28, in Kyiv, Radio Liberty reports.

  • 26 July 2018, 09:26 | Religion and policy | 

    Opposition Bloc leader threatened Patriarch Bartholomew with civil war in case the Tomos is issued

    Vadym Novynsky, Opposition Bloc leader, said that “a civil war for churches will burst out” in case the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church is provided. He said this in an interview for LB.ua.

  • 24 July 2018, 11:55 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Invited by Poroshenko, Constantinople delegation to attend 1,030th anniversary of the Baptism of Kyivan Rus festivities

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the first persons of other Local Orthodox Churches ignored the invitation of the UOC-MP to attend celebrations of the 1,030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus-Ukraine. However, Ecumenical Patriarch did not reject the one from Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko – the delegation from the Mother Church will visit festivities in Ukraine.

  • 4 July 2018, 10:22 | International relations | 

    Poroshenko meets with Serbian Patriarch Irinej

    During his official visit to Belgrade, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church

  • 3 July 2018, 11:54 | Religion and policy | 

    ROC administrator visits Crimea without permission of Ukrainian authorities

    From June 25 to 29, 2018, Metropolitan Varsonofiy (Sudakov) of St. Petersburg and Ladoga), at the invitation of Metropolitan Lazar of the Simferopol and Crimean UOC-MP, made a visit to the occupied Crimea.

  • 3 July 2018, 11:23 | UOC (MP) | 

    Metropolitan comments on statement by hierarchs of UOC against Tomos

    Metropolitan Sofroniy (Dmitruk)of Cherkasy and Kaniv revealed how signatures under the statement of the episcopate of the UOC (MP) against autocephaly were collected.

  • 26 June 2018, 11:37 | Religion and policy | 

    Moscow realizes that the Tomos is imminent, UOC-KP speaker projects further steps by the Kremlin

    Spokesman of the UOC-KP, Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya) of Chernihiv and Nizhyn, summed up on his Facebook page the recent developments in Phanar connected with the visit of the UOC-MP delegation and predicted the further steps of Moscow.

  • 20 June 2018, 18:44 | International relations | 

    Bulgarian Patriarch did not oppose Ukrainian autocephaly, - Ukrainian presidential administration

    “Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte did not oppose the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine,” Rostyslav Pavlenko, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, said in an exclusive comment to the RISU journalist. This is his commentary on the information published by the UNIAN Religion news agency on its website on June 20, 2018. The agency actually attributed to the Patriarch Neophyte a stance he did not express. Journalists interpreted the words about the need to act according to the canons as the rejection of autocephaly, which is not one and the same thing.