UOC KP

  • 21 May 2018, 10:23 | Religion and policy | 

    Archbishop of the UOC-KP alleges the gross violation of rights of Crimea prisoner Balukh

    Archbishop Kliment (Kushch) of Simferopol and Crimea of the UOC-KP alleges a gross violation of the rights of ​​Ukrainian activist Volodymyr Baluch detained in the annexed Crimea. This is alleged in a statement on the official website of the UOC-Kyivan Patriarchate.

  • 13 May 2018, 18:58 | UOC KP | 

    UOC-KP Synod strongly denounces interference of Russia and Kremlin-backed forces in the issue of Ukrainian autocephaly

    The Synod of the UOC-KP called on the bishops, clergy and faithful who are part of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine to not participate in political provocations of the Kremlin-backed forces, not to become hostage to their desire for revenge and return to power.

  • 10 May 2018, 09:04 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    UOC-KP pray for the health of Patriarch Bartholomew

    Press-Secretary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate Archbishop Yevstraty (Zorya) urged everyone to pray for the health of the Patriarch of Constantinople.

  • 4 May 2018, 10:25 | Orthodox world | 

    Moscow not to stop imminent recognition of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, Patriarch Filaret

    Statements of Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of the Russian Orthodox Church concerning the possibility of split in Orthodoxy through recognition of the autocephaly of the Church in Ukraine resemble the threats of Russian President Vladimir Putin with nuclear weapons. Such a commentary made by Patriarch Filaret of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine was posted on his Facebook page.

  • 2 May 2018, 12:57 | National religious question | 

    Patriarch Filaret prayed for Ukraine in the European Parliament

    Patriarch Filaret will also visit Ukrainian servicemen who undergo rehabilitation at a military hospital in Brussels and will meet with the Ukrainian community in Belgium.

  • 30 April 2018, 12:00 | UOC KP | 

    Faithful of the UOC-KP can add their letters among the thousands of petitions on autocephaly to Patriarch Bartholomew

    Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate appealed to the faithful who want to counter the attempts of the UOC (MP) to disrupt obtaining the Tomos of autocephaly. A relevant appeal was published on Facebook by Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya), Chair of the Information Department of the Kyiv Patriarchate, Secretary of the Holy Synod of the UOC-KP.

  • 27 April 2018, 11:38 | International relations | 

    Russia restricts religious freedom in Crimea

    Russian repressive laws have “significantly reduced religious freedom” in the annexed Crimea, in particular, Russia has refused to register the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate on the peninsula. This is stated in the annual report of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which documented violations of freedom of religion in 28 countries of the world in 2017, Radio Liberty has reported.

  • 27 April 2018, 09:27 | Interchurch relations | 

    Moscow Patriarchate will exist in Russia and the Russian exarchate will be present in Ukraine, says Patriarch Filaret

    The unification of churches in Ukraine will proceed on a voluntary basis. The Moscow Patriarchate will exist in Russia, and in Ukraine there will be an exarchate of the Russian Church. Patriarch Filaret of Kyiv and All Russia-Ukraine stated this, answering the questions of the Ukrinform correspondent after the events in Kyiv dedicated to the 32nd anniversary of the Chernobyl accident.

  • 25 April 2018, 10:41 | Church-state relations | 

    Interdenominational conflict in Ptycha is artificial in nature

    The confrontation among the Orthodox community of the village of Ptycha, in Rivne region has artificial roots and can be resolved given the goodwill of both sides of the conflict, according to the members of the expert council of the Department for Religious Affairs and Nationalities of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, who held a two-day meeting in Rivne region. Radio Liberty has reported this.

  • 22 April 2018, 11:40 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC (MP) made public the official statement on President of Ukraine’s Appeal to Ecumenical Patriarch

    The Department of External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate made public a Statement on the Appeal of the President of Ukraine to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew regarding the bestowal of Tomos of Autocephaly on the Orthodox Church in Ukraine."

  • 20 April 2018, 13:02 | Religion and society | 

    UOC MP representatives obstruct church burial for ATO soldier in a church of his native village

    "In Ptycha there is an ATO soldier, who until recently was considered missing. Everyone knows Mykola Humenyuk's story. We conducted a DNA examination that confirmed - Mykola died ... At a meeting (between representatives of the UOC (MP) and the UOC-KP) someone asked: isn’t Mykola worthy to be exhumated in the village so that the burial service was performed for him in his native temple? Ms. Nina Smogileva, a supporter of the UOC (MP), replied to this: "He’s got what he’s earned,” wrote Alina Dubovskaya.

  • 17 April 2018, 15:52 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC-KP: We have all reasons to await the Ecumenical Patriarch’s favorable decision

    “Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate has consistently supported all efforts aimed at recognizing the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine by His Holiness Bartholomew, the Ecumenical Patriarch, and the Mother Church of Constantinople, as well as overcoming the existing church separation, the establishment of a single Local Orthodox Church,” the document says.

  • 17 April 2018, 13:19 | Church-state relations | 

    Poroshenko’s visit to Patriarch Bartholomew brought its fruit

    Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya), spokesman for the Kyiv Patriarchate, said that Poroshenko's visit to Patriarch Bartholomew was a success, and good news about the approval of the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine would come soon.

  • 10 April 2018, 11:51 | Religion and society | 

    Patriarch Filaret: there will be the end of aggressor

    The actions of Russia's leadership, in particular Vladimir Putin, are a global evil. But there will be an end to aggressor.

  • 8 April 2018, 09:38 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Heads of Ukrainian Churches greet faithful on Easter

    On the eve of the Resurrection of Christ according to the Julian calendar, the Primates and hierarchs of the Ukrainian Churches turned to believers and clergy with messages dedicated to this lightsome feast.

  • 3 April 2018, 10:29 | Religion and society | 

    Archbishop Klyment of UOC KP becomes public defender of Crimean political prisoner Balukh

    Archbishop Klyment (Kushch) of Simferopol and Crimea, head of Kherson Eparchy of the UOC-KP became a public defender of the Ukrainian political prisoner convicted in the annexed Crimea, Volodymyr Balukh.

  • 29 March 2018, 15:25 | Interchurch relations | 

    Not only Orthodox in Ukraine are ready to change religious affiliation, explains expert

    The process of transition of religious communities from one jurisdiction to another, which has revived in Ukraine in recent years, has affected not only Orthodox believers. Representatives of the Protestant Churches also show the desire to change their denomination. True, the transitions in the Protestant environment are not large-scale and they pass without much publicity and scandals in the media.

  • 26 March 2018, 10:27 | Church-state relations | 

    UOC-KP believers are chased and deprived of their valuables

    According to Sedov, the community of Jehovah's Witnesses and the Krishnaites are also being persecuted on the peninsula. The human rights activist has noted that only the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) feels safe in the Crimea.

  • 1 March 2018, 13:42 | Faith and weapon | 

    Patriarch Filaret to mothers of the fallen Ukrainian soldiers: Thank you for bringing up such sons

    On February 28, Patriarch Filaret received at his residence of the widows and relatives of the fallen Ukrainian soldiers - servicemen of the 128th Transcarpathian brigade. This is reported by the official site of the UOC-KP.

  • 26 February 2018, 11:11 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Ukrainian MP and religious scholar Victor Yelenskyy: Patriarch Kirill directly involved in conflict incitement in Ukraine

    The MP says that the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church - Patriarch Kirill, the RF special services and Russian diplomacy are directly involved in the destabilization of the situation between Orthodox believers.