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26 April 2017, 13:53 | International relations
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
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
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
“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.
10 April 2017, 12:05 | International relations
“I condemn terrorist attacks in churches of Tanta and Alexandria in Egypt. Ukraine stands side by side with the Egyptian people in their war on terror,” Klimkin says.
26 March 2017, 11:21 | International relations
The war has claimed over 10,000 lives, and has injured 23,000 people. 2,000 of those killed were civilians, most of whom died as a result of indiscriminate shelling in civilian areas.
21 March 2017, 10:26 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine
Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk, who is on a pastoral visit to the Argentine Republic, visited the Embassy of Ukraine in Argentina on March 18.
17 March 2017, 10:26 | International relations
“The Orthodox Church, which was under the aegis of the Russian imperial throne until 1917, was divided. It is not just the division between the Kyiv Patriarchate in the jurisdiction of Moscow and the Kyiv Patriarchate, headed by Patriarch Filaret. There is also the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, and there is the division between Orthodox Churches abroad. The Russian Orthodox Church agreed to restore relations with the Moscow Patriarchate, and some parishes of Russian Orthodox Church abroad were in opposition,” he reminded.
16 March 2017, 10:12 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine
10 March 2017, 10:07 | International relations
The hierarch met in European Parliament with a number of parliamentarians representing different parties and parliamentary factions (the European People's Party, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats, the Greens). Among others, he met with Lithuanian MP Petras Auštrevičius, who leads the inter-factional group “Friends of Ukraine.”
8 March 2017, 12:53 | International relations
Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva Yuri Klymenko urged the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Ahmed Shaheed to find a way to get access to the territory occupied by Russia in the Crimea and to assess the situation with freedom of religion and belief.
7 March 2017, 17:52 | International relations
7 March 2017, 08:56 | International relations
23 February 2017, 12:22 | International relations
Undoubtedly, the Holy See and the Pope himself are one of the most active global entities, attracting international attention to the war, which affects Ukraine.”
10 February 2017, 12:44 | International relations |
On February 2017, with the blessing of Patriarch Filaret, Archbishop Yevstratii of Chernihiv, Kyiv Patriarchate representative to the European institutions, visited Strasbourg (France), where he held meetings in the Council of Europe.
10 February 2017, 10:00 | International relations |
On February 9, Patriarch Filaret of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine met at his residence with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany Wolfgang Ernst Reichel. The meeting was also attended by Administrator of the Kyiv Patriarchate Archbishop Agapit (Humenyuk) and employees of the Embassy of Germany, according to the official website of the UOC-KP.
30 January 2017, 15:00 | International relations |
President Petro Poroshenko has urged the German Bundestag to recognize the Holodomor as the genocide of Ukrainian people. President’s press secretary Svyatoslav Tseholko posted it on Monday on Twitter.
26 January 2017, 11:46 | National religious question |
In Prague, on January 25, a ceremony of farewell with the ashes of Ukrainian writer Oleksandr Oles and his wife Vira Kandyba was scheduled at the prayer house of Saints Philip and Jacob,. This was reported by Radio Liberty, WestNews notes.
9 January 2017, 18:22 | International relations |
The Holy Father dedicated meeting to the theme of security and peace, expressing his heartfelt conviction that every form of religious expression is called to promote peace, and lamenting that at times, especially nowadays, the religious experience may be exploited in the interests of fundamentalism and terrorism.
Evangelical Christians and their supporters protested against the actions of the occupation authorities in Bakhchysarai, Crimea, where the local Pentecostal church "Voice of Hope" was forbidden to worship in their own building.