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  • 28 July 2019, 02:06 | Catholic world | view photo | 

    Anniversary Colloquium of European Parishes Launched in Lviv

    The 30th Colloquium of European Parishes (CEP) started in Lviv on July 27. 110 European citizens, priests and laymen came to Ukraine to find the answer to the question "How to be active Christians in modern Europe" in discussions.

  • 26 July 2019, 13:34 | National religious question | 

    Religious and community leaders to work together towards liberation of Ukrainians from prisons of Russia, Crimea and Donbas

    Religious and public figures, human rights defenders and relatives of hostages and prisoners agreed to cooperate together to release Ukrainian citizens who are illegally detained in Russia and in occupied Crimea and Donbas as a result of Russian aggression against Ukraine.

  • 26 July 2019, 13:02 | Judaism | 

    Barbarian repair of Great Choral Synagogue in Bila Tserkva Suspended

    The Jewish community of Ukraine represented by Chief Rabbi of Ukraine and Kyiv Moshe Reuven Azman complained to the authorities of Bila Tserkva about unskilled and barbaric actions of repair workers who destroy the historical shape of the building of the Big Choral Synagogue.

  • 26 July 2019, 12:25 | UGCC | 

    UGCC invites faithful to mark 50th anniversary of consecration of St. Sophia Cathedral in Rome

    On September 1, 2019, anniversary celebrations will be held in Rome on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the consecration of St. Sophia Cathedral. On this occasion, His Beatitude Sviatoslav had a video message filmed calling on Ukrainians from the homeland and Diaspora to take part in the celebration of the “Golden anniversary of the Church, which became the heart of the Ukrainian world, the herald of freedom of the Church and people.” It is reported by the Information Department of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

  • 25 July 2019, 16:32 | Orthodox world | 

    The founders of the Center for Religious Security In Ukraine called on the Serbian Church to recognize Orthodox Church of Ukraine

    The founders of the Center for Religious Security, which leads the project Cerkvarium, Dmitry Gorevoy and Tatiana Derkach wrote an open letter to the Patriarch and the Bishops' Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

  • 25 July 2019, 16:02 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU debunks myth about thousand-year-long history of ROC

    The Orthodox Church of Ukraine has debunked the widespread myth that Prince Volodymyr baptized “Slavic peoples” – Ukraine and Russia. It is due to this myth that the Russian Orthodox Church traditionally declares that their Church has a thousand-year-long history. This is stated on the official page of the OCU on Facebook.

  • 25 July 2019, 14:25 | Church-state relations | 

    ROC rejoices since Zelensky does not interfere in church affairs

    The new President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, does not interfere in the affairs of the Church, and “it does him honor.” Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeev) said it in an interview with RIA Novosti on July 24, Relihiyna Pravda reports.

  • 25 July 2019, 10:15 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU archbishop in Crimea: newly elected authorities must continue the course of reinforcing Ukraine

    Occupiers in Crimea are trying to destroy the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – the only stronghold of Ukrainians, preserved since 2014 events. At the same time, the new government should continue the course for the reinforcement of Ukraine because independence came at a very high price.

  • 24 July 2019, 14:32 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    OCU cathedral sacked in Simferopol

    After the court decision on the transfer to the use of the Russian Ministry of Property of the Crimea, the property of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Cathedral of the Holy and Equal-to-the Apostles Volodymyr and Olha in Simferopol was "looted and destroyed", Archbishop Klyment of the Crimean Diocese of the OCU told Krym.Realii.

  • 24 July 2019, 13:38 | World news | 

    UN resolution puts spotlight on religion-based violence

    UN resolution puts spotlight on religion-based violence The UN General Assembly has passed a resolution establishing August 22 as the “International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.” Poland was the main sponsor of the resolution, which gained the support of 88 nations, including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Nigeria and Pakistan.

  • 24 July 2019, 12:59 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Religious persecutions in Donbas and Crimea brought to attention of British Parliament

    On July 23, the British Parliament held a discussion on the problems of religious persecution in the world. On behalf of Ukraine, the event was attended by Maxym Vasin, a lawyer and the Executive Director of the Institute for Religious Freedom.

  • 23 July 2019, 14:17 | Interchurch relations | 

    Theologians of the world brainstorm about new ways to reconcile Orthodox and Greek Catholics

    "The stolen Churches, or bridges to Orthodoxy?" - this was the topic of a theological conference, held on 19-21 July 2019 at the Academy of the Roman Catholic diocese Rottenburg-Stuttgart (Germany), which set a goal to find new impulses for dialogue between the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches. It was reported by communication service of the Diocese of Paris of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

  • 23 July 2019, 13:25 | International relations | 

    President Zelensky issues decree to dismiss ambassador of Ukraine in the Vatican

    On July 19, President Volodymyr Zelensky issued Decree No. 532/2019 on dismissal of Tetyana Izhevska from the office of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Vatican and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta.

  • 23 July 2019, 12:05 | Vatican | 

    5,000 scouts from Europe, including Ukraine, set to arrive in Rome to meet Pope

    The international meeting of Catholic Scouts of Europe, which is called Euromoot, will be held from July 27 to August 3, 2019, and will offer an opportunity to scouts from more than 20 countries, including Ukraine, to meet, build friendly relations on common spiritual and cultural principles.

  • 22 July 2019, 14:41 | Scandals, crime | 

    Mentally ill man threw stone at synagogue in Kryvyy Rih

    On the morning of July 21, a 102 emergency response team received a message that on Pushkina street, Kryvyy Rih an unknown man threw a stone into the synagogue and broke the glass of the front door. It is reported by the information portal "Vesti Prydniprovya".

  • 22 July 2019, 14:21 | Church-state relations | 

    NBU put into circulation UAH 50 coin commemorating Tomos

    Today, the National Bank of Ukraine introduced another commemorative coin "Provision of the Tomos of Autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine". It was reported by the press service of the NBU.

  • 22 July 2019, 11:34 | International relations | 

    Students of UCU and Kyiv-Mohyla Academy to participate in Model UN competition

    The students of the Ukrainian Catholic University and the Kyiv Mohyla Academy will soon take part in the Model UN, an educational role-playing game that simulates the meetings of various UN bodies. The first model with participation of Ukrainian students will be held in November in Germany (Erfurt), and the second – in March in the United States (New York, NY).

  • 20 July 2019, 19:32 | RCC in Ukraine | 

    Roman Catholic Pilgrims from Ukraine and from all over the world to arrive in Berdychiv

    Berdychiv in Zhytomyr region prepares to receive Roman Catholic pilgrims from different parts of Ukraine, Europe and the world who will take part in the pilgrimage celebrations of the Mother of God of Saint Scapularis on July 20-21, 2019. This year's celebrations in Berdychiv will be held under the slogan "Holy Theotokos, accept Ukrainian family under your protection." It was reported by Religion in Ukraine.

  • 19 July 2019, 12:27 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    Occupied Sevastopol built over by Russian churches

    The project of construction of a temple of the Holy Blessed Matrona of Moscow in the area of Omega Bay is being discussed in Russian-occupied Sevastopol. The church is being erected on a vacant lot behind the administration of Gagarin District, opposite the Victory Park and near the beach area.

  • 18 July 2019, 12:10 | International relations | view video | 

    Lviv to become a meeting venue for active laity from Europe and Ukraine

    The 30th Anniversary Colloquium of the European Parishes (CEP) to be held from July 27 to August 1 will gather in Lviv the clergymen and laity who seek to invigorate the life and activity of their parishes.