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  • 3 September 2018, 12:07 | UAOC | 

    New Bishop consecrated in UAOC

    On September 2, 2018, of Archimandrite Havryil (Kryzyna) was consecrated as the Bishop of Rivne and Volyn, the governor of the Rivne-Volyn diocese (the decision of the Bishops' Council of July 25, 2018) in the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Holy Theotokos in Lviv.

  • 3 September 2018, 11:26 | UGCC | view video | 

    Working sessions of the UGCC Synod ongoing

    On September 2, the Holy Synod of the Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church began the Patriarchal Bishops' Liturgy in Lviv at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of St. George.

  • 3 September 2018, 10:16 | UOC KP | 

    UOC-KP says what to expect once the decision to grant autocephaly is approved by Constantinople

    Once Constantinople approves the decision to grant autocephaly, Ukraine will launch relevant procedures. Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyiv Patriarchate, Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya) told this to Channel 5.

  • 3 September 2018, 01:19 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew affirms Mother Church’s right to resolve Ukrainian issue

    Patriarch Bartholomew has delivered a speech at the Synaxis taking place from September 1-4 at the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George in Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey.

  • 31 August 2018, 15:46 | Inter-Orthodox relations | view video | 

    Ecumenical Patriarch tells Kirill that 25-year schism will be overcome through autocephaly

    The Ecumenical Patriarch told Russian Patriarch Kirill that the 25-year schism in the Ukrainian Orthodoxy is coming to an end. The Patriarchate of Constantinople is ready to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church “It will not be the creation of a new schism, but joining the Church.”

  • 29 August 2018, 13:19 | Religion and society | 

    Law enforcers deployed to Uman to ensure public order during Rosh ha-Shanah festivities

    60 police officers from twelve regions of Ukraine have come to Uman to help keep order in the city during the pilgrims’ celebration of Rosh ha-Shanah. Law enforcers will stay in Uman until the end of large-scale public events with the participation of pilgrims, according to the Police Communication Sector of Cherkasy region.

  • 29 August 2018, 12:33 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Black man and hijab-wearing woman refused entry to a restaurant in Sumy

    In Sumy, a young couple were not let into the restaurant at a pretext that they are foreigners. The waiters identified their citizenship based on the skin color of the male and the female's Muslim outfit. They demanded the visitors to show passports, but the latter refused and stood up for their rights, TSN reports.

  • 29 August 2018, 12:28 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC KP Spokesman: After losing Ukraine, Patriarch Kirill may resign

    If Patriarch Kirill fails to convince the Ecumenical Patriarch to abandon the idea of ​​granting the Tomos to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, then he will most likely have to resign.

  • 28 August 2018, 10:28 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ukrainian Jerusalem blessed in Zarvanytsia

    On August 27, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Svyatoslav (Shevchuk) blessed the unique complex dubbed Ukrainian Jerusalem at the Marian Spiritual Center of Zarvanytsia. The worship was attended by the Custos of the Holy Land, Frt Francesco Patton, OMF, who brought a stone from the Holy Sepulcher. The holy relics will be built into a copy of the building in Zarvanytsia.

  • 28 August 2018, 09:54 | Religion and policy | 

    Pochayiv pilgrims reportedly carried Orthodox ‘DPR Army’ banner

    The scandal over the procession of pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) to the Pochayiv Lavra is aggravating. In addition to T-shirts with prints calling to get ready for the war, the crowd noticed the Orthodox flag under which the fighters of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic are fighting. Dmytro Poliukhovych wrote it on his Facebook page, Relihiyna Pravda reports.

  • 27 August 2018, 17:41 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    Open Orthodoxy Network participants, being predominantly UOC-MP faithful, appeal for the Tomos and call everyone to dialogue

    The participants of Open Orthodoxy Network gathered in Kyiv on August 20-23 at the round table themed “What Orthodox Church of Ukraine should be like”. The uniqueness of this event is that most of the present belong to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) and, at the same time, are convinced supporters of the autocephaly of the one local Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

  • 27 August 2018, 16:39 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 

    Russian hackers targeted top aides to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I

    A group of Russian hackers widely known as Fancy Bear tried to break into the emails of several senior church officials called metropolitans, who are roughly equivalent to archbishops in the Catholic tradition. Those include Bartholomew Samaras, a key confidante of the patriarch; Emmanuel Adamakis, an influential hierarch in the church; and Elpidophoros Lambriniadis, who heads a prestigious seminary on the Turkish island of Halki. All are involved in the Ukrainian Tomos issue.

  • 27 August 2018, 10:14 | Religion and society | 

    Bishop of UGCC Borys Gidziak nominated for Vasyl Stus Award

    Bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and President of the Ukrainian Catholic University Borys (Gudziak) became the winner of this year's Vasyl Stus Award which was presented in Kyiv, according to Radio Liberty which cited the Ukrainian Center for the International PEN Club.

  • 26 August 2018, 09:26 | Church-state relations | 

    National Institute for Strategic Studies Director: Independence of Church is one of national security issues

    The issue of the independent Church is one of the key issues of humanitarian security and -- even more -- of national security.

  • 25 August 2018, 14:04 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    UGCC Bishop became Chief Chaplain of Union of Ukrainian Youth in Australia

    The Ukrainian Youth Association in Australia got its Chief Chaplain in the person of the Eparch of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, Bishop of Petro Stasyuk (Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church), the site of the Union of Ukrainian Youth reports.

  • 24 August 2018, 16:37 | National religious question | 

    On August 24, simultaneous worldwide prayer to be held for Ukraine

    On the Independence Day of Ukraine, the Simultaneous International Prayer for Ukraine will take place. Thousands of Ukrainians in hundreds of churches around the world will simultaneously sing prayers for their nation.

  • 24 August 2018, 12:00 | National religious question | 

    Let them hear us today in Constantinople, Moscow and Vatican, - Poroshenko speaks about the right to Church autocephaly at the parade

    Ukraine has a firm intention to cut off the last tie that connects us with the Russian Empire - the Church. Petro Poroshenko said this in his speech at the solemn Parade of the Army -- branded as March of the New Army -- on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of Ukraine's Independence.

  • 24 August 2018, 09:01 | National religious question | 

    Prayers for Ukraine lifted in St Sophia of Kyiv

    Today, on Independence Day, President Petro Poroshenko with his wife Marina, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov, Parliament Chair Andriy Parubiy, Vice Prime Minister Hennadiy Zubko, Mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klytschko, members of the World Council of Churches and religious organizations prayed for peace and prosperity in our country in St Sophia of Kyiv.

  • 23 August 2018, 11:04 | Vatican | 

    Pope Francis greets Ukraine on Independence Day

    Pope Francis conveyed his greetings to the President and Ukrainians on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of independence.

  • 23 August 2018, 10:19 | National religious question | 

    On the occasion of Independence Day, RCC Hierarchs in Ukraine call on Ukrainians to cherish and protect their freedom

    The conference of the Roman Catholic bishops in Ukraine has published a pastoral letter on the occasion of the Independence Day of Ukraine. On August 24, 27 years ago, the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine was signed, which initiated the establishment of a sovereign Ukrainian State.