International relations

  • 11 October 2017, 15:40 | International relations | 

    St John Paul II elected the holy patron of Polish-Ukrainian reconciliation

    On October 11, 2017, during the prayer service to St. Josaphat at the grave of St. John Paul II in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, Rome, celebrations began on the occasion of the presentation of the reconciliation awards, the Polish-Ukrainian Capitula of 2017.

  • 3 October 2017, 14:02 | International relations | 

    International Colloquium of European Parishes 2019 will be held in Ukraine

    The meeting in Lviv will be a jubilee one, the 30th. Responsible organizer of it is St. Volodymyr’s Foundation (UGCC).

  • 3 October 2017, 10:47 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    Bishops of the UOC of the USA pray for the Victims in Las Vegas

    At least 59 people have been killed and at least 527 injured in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. A gunman fired on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas from an overlooking hotel.

  • 22 September 2017, 10:30 | International relations | 

    Member of the European Parliament and AUCCRO discuss the role of religion in society

    The conferencethemed “The Role of Religion in European Integration - in the Perspective of Ukraine and the European Union” was held in Kyiv with the participation of members of the European Parliament and members of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations.

  • 22 September 2017, 10:02 | National religious question | 

    Poroshenko calls on UN member states to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called on UN member states to recognize the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as an act of genocide, Radio Liberty reports.

  • 6 September 2017, 14:44 | Protests and conflicts

    UOC-MP files complaint with OSCE on persecutions of believers in Kotyuzhyny

    A meeting of representatives of the religious community of the UOC-MP in the village of Kotyuzhyny in Ternopil region led by their pastor with the representatives of the OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine, took place on September 5 on the premises of the village council of Velyky Viknyny, Zbarazhsky district.

  • 4 September 2017, 11:10 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    President Poroshenko calls to stop attacks on the Ukrainian Church in Crimea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called unacceptable the attack on the Church of the Holy and Equal-to-the Apostles Prince Volodymyr and Olga of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate in Simferopol in the occupied Crimea. The President’s press-service reports him as saying this during a meeting with the Heads of Churches and Heroes of Ukraine on September 2, 2017.

  • 21 July 2017, 09:48 | Religion and policy | 

    Ruling Bishop of UOC MP Diocese of Luhansk met with OSCE representatives

    On June 18, 2017, Metropolitan Mytrofan of Luhansk and Alchevsk met with Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine and Deputy Coordinator of the OSCE Observer Group in the Lugansk region Almir Mehanovic at his work residence.

  • 12 July 2017, 12:42 | International relations | 

    Neither party benefits from the historical conflict between Ukraine and Poland, Ukrainian Ambassador in Poland believes

    “We honor the victims, remembering the tragic events and the understanding of preventing the repetition of terrible events – fratricide. When there is a conflict between Ukraine and Poland, neither party will win,” Deshchytsia said.

  • 7 July 2017, 10:42 | Faith and weapon | 

    "Look closely at their faces" - Ukrainian art project at G20

    In Hamburg, where the G-20 Summit will begin this Friday, the posters were placed featuring portraits of Ukrainian military, chaplains, volunteers, and doctors who resist Russian aggression in the ATO area. Among the sixty project participants we see the faces of three military chaplains of the UGCC: Fr. Igor Fedorishin, Fr. Taras Kotsyuba and Fr. Andriy Zelinsky.

  • 15 June 2017, 10:05 | Interchurch relations | 

    Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine meets with UOC (MP) representatives

    On June 14, 2017, Administrator of the UOC (MP), Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanych) met with the Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti. It was reported by Information and Education Department of the UOC (MP).

  • 13 June 2017, 11:18 | National religious question | 

    Patriarch of the UGCC: Memory of the Vistula Operation should lead to Polish-Ukrainian mutual understanding

    On the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the Vistula Operation Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) has issued the message in which urged to remember the innocent victims of the forced deportation and denounce the evils perpetrated against the Church.

  • 9 June 2017, 15:32 | International relations | 

    Chairman of Ukrainian Parliament met with Cardinal Pietro Parolin

    On June 5, this year, Chairman of Ukrainian Parliament Andriy Parubiy met with Secretary of State of the Holy See (Head of Government) Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

  • 18 May 2017, 10:44 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance

    Poles will restore Lviv Cathedral

    In particular, it is referred to the Latin Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary costing about UAH 1.47 million; the Armenian Cathedral of the Assumption (the cost of this year's restoration work will be UAH 913,000).

  • 17 May 2017, 09:19 | International relations

    Russian religious foundations placed on sanction lists

    Among the list of entities subject to the sanctions was Valeriy Kaurov, head of the “Union of Orthodox Citizens of Ukraine,” acting against the territorial integrity of Ukraine. He appears in hacked mail of Kirill Frolov, who planned civil disobedience in Ukraine.

  • 15 May 2017, 13:40 | International relations

    Groysman to ask Israel to recognize the Holodomor

  • 26 April 2017, 13:53 | International relations

    UGCC Environment Bureau holds exhibition of children’s drawings in Vienna

    On April 24-28, Vienna (Hall of the Catholic student youth, Ebendorferstraße 8) hosts an exhibition of children's drawings of All-Ukrainian competition “Chornobyl disaster 30 years later - what next?”

  • 25 April 2017, 13:24 | Religion and policy

    UGCC Patriarch outlines four steps to Russian-Ukrainian reconciliation

    Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) of the UGCC said that currently Ukrainian reconciliation with the Russians is impossible because of the war. But talking about peace, seeking for it, praying is never too early.

  • 21 April 2017, 11:50 | Religion and policy

    Archbishop of UOC-KP strongly condemns Russia for banning Jehovah's Witnesses

    Head of Chernihiv Diocese of the UOC-KP Archbishop Yevstratii (Zorya) commented on banning Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia. Archbishop says that one might disagree the dogmatic teaching of “witnesses” but hanging a label “extremists” as it did in Russia, is unacceptable. Archbishop of Chernihiv said on his Facebook page.

  • 12 April 2017, 10:34 | International relations

    UGCC Patriarch condoles Coptic Christians in connection with terrorist attacks

    “Our hearts embrace the wounded, the bereaved families, priests and laity of the Coptic Church in Egypt and abroad. Let the blood of innocently killed become the seed of faith in this week, leading us to the Resurrection. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, “who rose from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life,” illuminate with the everlasting light the victims, give peace to the Church, shelter Your Holiness, your brothers in the episcopate, the priests, consecrated persons and all the faithful and enlighten our hearts with his hope and charity,” Patriarch Sviatoslav said.