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  • 5 August 2019, 09:28 | Religion and policy | 

    Journalists call on SBU, National Security Council and Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine to investigate destructive activities of UOC MP

    A boost of informational activity of the UOC Moscow Patriarchate that followed the presidential and parliamentary elections, the resumption of aggressive rhetoric aimed at the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will sooner or later prompt Ukrainian society to publicly respond.

  • 31 July 2019, 13:51 | Religion and policy | 

    UOC-MP still undecided about status of war in Donbas

    Religious scholar Dmytro Horyevoy disclosed the manipulation of the representative of the UOC Moscow Patriarchate Mykolai Danylevych. In an interview with Radio Maria this priest in particular said that the Church is not bound to comment on the nature of the war in Donbas.

  • 17 July 2019, 11:37 | Temples, church property | 

    "Persecuted" UOC Moscow Patriarchate erects news churches in Dioceses of Odesa, Ternopil, Severodonetsk

    The faithful of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate continue to build new churches. Over the past week, new churches in Odessa and Ternopil regions, as well as a chapel in the Severodonetsk Diocese were consecrated. This is reported by the Orthodox life.

  • 12 July 2019, 11:44 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC (MP) twisted facts three times about attitude of Athos to OCU

    The official website of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate spread the news "Kinot of the Holy Mountain appealed to the Greek Foreign Ministry to protect Mount Athos from provocations of Ukrainian schismatics", which provided readers with incomplete information about the incident, thus disorienting the readers. This practice of reporting on the events related to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine has become traditional for the website of the UOC-MP, Religion in Ukraine reports.

  • 21 June 2019, 09:30 | Church-state relations | 

    Poroshenko urges Zelenskiy to convene National Security Council regarding UOC-MP court case against OCU

    The claim filed by the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate with the District Administrative Court of Kyiv against the “illegal registration” of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine should be proposed for consideration in the National Security Council. The fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko made an appeal on Facebook.

  • 13 June 2019, 09:30 | Religion and policy | 

    Zelensky's representative avoids clear-cut answers about Donbas and UOC-MP

    The head of the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's party Servant of People, Dmytro Razumkov, refused to clarify the position of the party on the military conflict with Russia in Donbas and the renaming of the UOC Moscow Patriarchate to the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

  • 5 June 2019, 11:48 | Church-state relations | 

    UOC-MP Metropolitan of Chernivtsi wants Zelensky to cancel decisions of religious communities on transition to OCU

    Metropolitan Melety of Chernivtsi and Bukovyna, UOC-Moscow Patriarchate, has complained to President of Ukraine about the officials of the local regional state administration. According to the Hierarch, they -- allegedly -- illegally transferred 11 communities from the UOC-MP to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 1 May 2019, 09:36 | Church-state relations | 

    Metropolitan Onufriy and Volodymyr Zelensky discuss religious situation in Ukraine

    On April 30, Metropolitan Onufriy of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate met with Ukrainian president-elect Volodymyr Zelensky in the Metropolitan’s residence Feofania. This is reported by the Information and Education Department of the UOC-MP.

  • 11 April 2019, 20:13 | Monitoring

    Ukrainian autocephaly process results in Constantinople reviving ancient ecclesiological ethos: participation of the entire people of God (clergy and laity) in Church’s decision-making process

    The CEMES foundation launched in mid-August 2018 a scholarly project, which examined the current Ukrainian crisis from a theological, historical and canonical perspective, always in relation to the triptych: Primacy-Conciliarity-Autocephaly. It was undertaken by its academic members, as well as the teaching staff of the inter-Orthodox post-graduate program from all Orthodox jurisdictions on “Orthodox Ecumenical Theology”, run by CEMES at the English-speaking International Hellenic University (IHU). The project’s final report provides at the end what measures at this specific situation seem feasible and necessary for the Orthodox unity.

  • 9 April 2019, 11:15 | Legislation | 

    Parubiy will appeal the court ruling on Speaker’s ‘unlawful approval’ of the bill to rename UOC-MP

    At the beginning of the session, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy said that the District Administrative Court of Kyiv recognized as unlawful the actions of the Speaker of Parliament in connection with the adoption of the bill on the mandatory renaming of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. The site of the District Administrative Court of Kyiv and the Unified State Registry of Court Decisions do not currently have information on this decision.

  • 4 April 2019, 13:31 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Procedure for revoking Tomos is not there, says religious expert

    Renowned religious scholar Yuriy Chornomorets commented on the statement of the Synod of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate, in which the hierarchs demand that Constantinople revoke the Tomos.

  • 4 April 2019, 12:41 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC-MP continues to appeal to Constantinople to revokeTomos

    According to the statement, adopted on April 3 by the Holy Synod of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate, the actions of the Ecumenical Patriarchate have damaged Ukrainian Orthodoxy and Constantinople should revoke the Tomos.

  • 3 April 2019, 15:15 | UOC (MP) | 

    UOC-MP Synod elects new bishops

    The Holy Synod of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate, held today in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, elected three new bishops. This is reported by the Information Department of the UOC-MP.

  • 3 April 2019, 10:25 | Religion and policy | 

    ROC advises UOC-MP clergymen to get deal with Zelenskiy the earliest

    Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine need to negotiate with the potential winner of the presidential elections in Ukraine, showman Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said it in his telegram channel Orthodox Politics, according to the Obozrevatel.

  • 28 March 2019, 11:06 | Religion and policy | 

    Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine: Russia wants to intervene in election through “Orthodox pilgrims”

    At the end of April, Russia plans to organize a pilgrimage of Orthodox Russians to Kyiv shrines, and, under the guise of pilgrims, it will send employees of special services and instigators. Espresso media outlet reported this referring to the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine.

  • 19 February 2019, 16:06 | UOC (MP) | 

    ROC in Ukraine waits for power change or 'Russian spring', according to historian Oleh Turiy

    During the last decades, many confrontations of the Ukrainian Orthodoxy with Russia arose. Director of the Institute of Church History of the Ukrainian Catholic University Oleh Turiy analyzes in an interview with Radio Liberty what the reason for the confrontation is and looks at the essence of Russian Orthodoxy.

  • 18 February 2019, 14:30 | Religion and policy | 

    Russian intelligence services intimidate priests of UOC-MP on election eve

    Russian intelligence services launch attacks on churches and intimidate priests of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate to destabilize the situation in Ukraine on the eve of the presidential elections.

  • 14 February 2019, 09:38 | UOC (MP) | view video | 

    UOC-MP Bishop Gedeon not granted access to Ukraine

    Gedeon (Haron), a bishop of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate was not allowed to enter Ukraine when he arrived at Boryspil Airport on an international flight .

  • 8 February 2019, 12:03 | Scandals, crime | 

    UOC-MP Metropolitan asked Putin to pardon Russian criminal leader

    The real purpose of the visit of Metropolitan Varfolomiy of Rivne and Ostroh of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate to Moscow was not to participate in the events of the 10th anniversary of Patriarch Kirill's enthronement, but a meeting with the President of the Russian Federation in order to request pardon for a head of one of the most influential Russian gangs Finagin Sergei Viktorovich, dubbed in the criminal world as “Fin”), a leader of the criminal Kingisepp group, which arose in 1992 in Moscow. This is reported by the site Rivnenski Novyny (Rivne news) with a link to blog.meta.ua.

  • 5 February 2019, 10:20 | Religion and policy | 

    Russian political scientist: Russia won't wage war on Ukraine over church issue, it waits for regime change

    The Kremlin counts on the change of power in Ukraine after the election, therefore, the statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin that “Russia reserves the right to respond to the encroachment on the freedom of religion of the inhabitants of Ukraine” is unlikely to lead to military escalation over the coming months. This opinion was expressed in a comment to the publication Gordon by Russian political scientist Andriy Piontkovsky.