• 4 April 2019, 13:31 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Procedure for revoking Tomos is not there, says religious expert

    Renowned religious scholar Yuriy Chornomorets commented on the statement of the Synod of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate, in which the hierarchs demand that Constantinople revoke the Tomos.

  • 4 April 2019, 12:41 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC-MP continues to appeal to Constantinople to revokeTomos

    According to the statement, adopted on April 3 by the Holy Synod of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate, the actions of the Ecumenical Patriarchate have damaged Ukrainian Orthodoxy and Constantinople should revoke the Tomos.

  • 3 April 2019, 15:15 | UOC (MP) | 

    UOC-MP Synod elects new bishops

    The Holy Synod of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate, held today in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, elected three new bishops. This is reported by the Information Department of the UOC-MP.

  • 3 April 2019, 10:25 | Religion and policy | 

    ROC advises UOC-MP clergymen to get deal with Zelenskiy the earliest

    Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine need to negotiate with the potential winner of the presidential elections in Ukraine, showman Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said it in his telegram channel Orthodox Politics, according to the Obozrevatel.

  • 2 April 2019, 10:16 | Religion and policy | 

    Moscow Patriarchate impedes free decision-making of communities, OCU Archbishop says at OSCE meeting

    During an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe meeting on April 1, Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya), an Orthodox Church of Ukraine representative at the European institutions, said that the Moscow Patriarchate is exerting informational and legal pressure to impede the free choice of denominations by Ukrainians. The hierarch wrote this on his Facebook page.

  • 28 March 2019, 11:06 | Religion and policy | 

    Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine: Russia wants to intervene in election through “Orthodox pilgrims”

    At the end of April, Russia plans to organize a pilgrimage of Orthodox Russians to Kyiv shrines, and, under the guise of pilgrims, it will send employees of special services and instigators. Espresso media outlet reported this referring to the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine.

  • 28 March 2019, 10:01 | Religion and policy | 

    OCU opponents do work paid for by Kremlin, religious expert comments on law suit against Tomos

    Opponents of the Tomos of autocephaly to Ukraine are not so much willing to abolish the creation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, but to do the work Kremlin had paid them for. This was stated by the religious expert Dmytro Horevoy, live on Pryamyy TV Channel.

  • 1 March 2019, 09:46 | UOC (MP) | 

    ROC collects personal data of Ukrainians and incites religious confrontation in Donetsk region, says region leader

    The Russian Orthodox Church is currently the only organization threatening inter-confessional peace and understanding within Ukrainian-controlled areas of Donetsk region. Head of the Donetsk Regional Military-Civilian Administration Oleksandr Kuts was reported by TSN as saying this.

  • 24 February 2019, 10:40 | Church-state relations | 

    Transition of parishes to OCU is artificially slowed down, - Andriy Yurash

    Director of the Department for Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine Andriy Yurash said this on Channel 5.

  • 23 February 2019, 08:39 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    340 parishes officially joined OCU, according to Ministry of Culture

    Director of the Department for Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine Andriy Yurash said this, according to Channel 5.

  • 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.

  • 18 February 2019, 14:30 | Religion and policy | 

    Russian intelligence services intimidate priests of UOC-MP on election eve

    Russian intelligence services launch attacks on churches and intimidate priests of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate to destabilize the situation in Ukraine on the eve of the presidential elections.

  • 14 February 2019, 09:38 | UOC (MP) | view video | 

    UOC-MP Bishop Gedeon not granted access to Ukraine

    Gedeon (Haron), a bishop of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate was not allowed to enter Ukraine when he arrived at Boryspil Airport on an international flight .

  • 13 February 2019, 11:13 | Scandals, crime | 

    State attorneys respond to threatening text messages to clergymen of OCU in Zhytomyr Region

    Investigation into the practice of pressure on priests who move to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine was initiated in Zhytomyr. UNIAN learned about this in the press service of the Prosecutor's Office of Zhytomyr Region.

  • 12 February 2019, 10:14 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Over 300 parishes of UOC-MP joined OCU so far

    Over 300 parishes have already made decisions to move from the UOC to the Moscow Patriarchate to the newly formed Orthodox Church of Ukraine, as reported by TSN.

  • 8 February 2019, 12:03 | Scandals, crime | 

    UOC-MP Metropolitan asked Putin to pardon Russian criminal leader

    The real purpose of the visit of Metropolitan Varfolomiy of Rivne and Ostroh of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate to Moscow was not to participate in the events of the 10th anniversary of Patriarch Kirill's enthronement, but a meeting with the President of the Russian Federation in order to request pardon for a head of one of the most influential Russian gangs Finagin Sergei Viktorovich, dubbed in the criminal world as “Fin”), a leader of the criminal Kingisepp group, which arose in 1992 in Moscow. This is reported by the site Rivnenski Novyny (Rivne news) with a link to blog.meta.ua.

  • 7 February 2019, 09:55 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    12 Kyivan clergymen, intellectuals of the UOC MP join OCU

    The website of the Kyiv Metropolis of the UOC Moscow Patriarchate posted a list of clergymen who went "into a split," that is, to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, which in January 2019 received autocephaly from the Church of Constantinople. From the list, it follows that the intellectual elite, which for a long time had been involved in the formation of church politics and education, left the UOC MP, reports Religion in Ukraine.

  • 5 February 2019, 10:20 | Religion and policy | 

    Russian political scientist: Russia won't wage war on Ukraine over church issue, it waits for regime change

    The Kremlin counts on the change of power in Ukraine after the election, therefore, the statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin that “Russia reserves the right to respond to the encroachment on the freedom of religion of the inhabitants of Ukraine” is unlikely to lead to military escalation over the coming months. This opinion was expressed in a comment to the publication Gordon by Russian political scientist Andriy Piontkovsky.

  • 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.

  • 31 January 2019, 11:25 | Religion and society | 

    Yelensky: mobile groups of UOC-MP travel across Ukraine to exert pressure on parishioners

    Mobile groups of the Moscow Patriarchate -- with so-called physical protection units that do not allow believers to exercise their will -- are currently criss crossing Ukraine.