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24 March 2017, 10:41 | World news
The Russian Ministry of Justice has suspended the activities of the religious organization calling itself Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses “due to its extremist activities”.
15 March 2017, 14:56 | Church-state relations
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I prays for the unification of the Ukrainian people in the same Church. The mother Church of Constantinople will help Ukraine to get it, informs Mega News.
14 March 2017, 09:39 | Inter-Orthodox relations
The main objective of the ROC is not to aggravate the situation but keep the UOC (MP) under its control. This opinion was expressed by a sociologist of religion, author of the book titled “Russian Orthodox Church. Status and Problems” Mykola Mytrokhin on Radio Krym.Realiyi.
8 March 2017, 10:46 | Church-state relations
The Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine held a discussion to define the format of interaction between authorities, churches and religious organizations, and the public, with a view of creating favorable conditions for spiritual and creative development of Ukrainian youth.
2 March 2017, 12:00 | Church-state relations
Chairman of Spiritual Education Commission of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Bishop Victor (Bed) appealed to the state leadership with a proposal to mark the 100th anniversary of the revival of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Keuapc.org reports.
1 March 2017, 09:24 | Religion and policy |
We do not want the peace on the condition of slavery, we do not want Ukraine to become part of the Russian Empire again. We do not want such peace. We want a just peace
20 February 2017, 15:11 | Church-state relations
President Petro Poroshenko together with his wife Maryna and families of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred took part in the memorial service for the fallen activists of Maidan in St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.
20 February 2017, 11:25 | Religion and policy
1 February 2017, 11:10 | Church-state relations |
The Ministry of Culture have expressed concern over the instances of blatant anti-Ukrainian activities conducted by the clergy of the UOC (MP) in the occupied territories and asked the church leadership to give them an adequate canonical and disciplinary assessment. They want to get same assessment of anti-Ukrainian actions of the UOC (MP) from the law-enforcement.
30 January 2017, 11:01 | Church-state relations |
The city government is working on creation of Memorial of the Holocaust victims “Babi Yar” in Kyiv, which will become a museum of memory in the place of a terrible crime and tragedy. This was stated by Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, according to the press service of the KSCA.
28 December 2016, 12:40 | Religion and society |
On St. Nicholas Day, December 19, the main Christmas tree was opened at Festivalna square and the second regional New Year and Christmas festival began. A special highlight was the establishment of a religious borough “Christmas crib” for the first time in recent history of the city.
The building, erected in 1897, was the church of St. Anthony until 50's of the last century. Then the Soviets destroyed a part of it, including the Baroque spiers, opened there a cinema theatre, and in the 80's – an organ hall. Since Philharmonic is the municipal institution of the Regional Council, the Roman Catholics reached out to the council members to regain possession of the church.
12 December 2016, 12:30 | Church-state relations |
said the Patriarch of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) during the Liturgy in the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Odessa on December 11, 2016
2 December 2016, 09:46 | National religious question |
On December 1, 2016, Patriarch of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine Filaret and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav took part in the National Forum "Transformation of Ukraine", hosted by the Congress Centre “Ukrainian House.”
29 November 2016, 12:47 | National religious question |
A specially designed draft resolution was brought to Parliament’s consideration to worthily mark the 125th birthday anniversary of Iosyp Slipyy, the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, which falls on February 17, Zbruc reports.
On November 19, Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker Andriy Paruby during his visit to Turkey met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the premises of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the official website of the Verkhovna Rada reports.
18 November 2016, 15:22 | Church-state relations |
In the course of the meeting with representatives of the Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, President Petro Poroshenko expressed gratefulness for prayers and actions aimed at uniting the people of Ukraine.
The meeting of the historical and toponymical Commission of Odessa City Council, held on November 4, 2016, examined the appeal of NGO “Ukraine is me” on the establishment of a memorial sign – a symbol of destroyed churches and priests of Odessa shot by Communists.
1 November 2016, 08:27 | Church-state relations |
The meeting was held on October 27 at the Government House with participation of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, the Institute for Religious Freedom and officials of the Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Finance, the State Fiscal Service, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Culture, Institute of Religious Freedom.