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  • 11 December 2018, 12:16 | Religion and policy | 

    Security Service of Ukraine: Russia uses UOC-MP in hybrid war

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has released an information booklet on the use of the entities of the Moscow Patriarchate by Russia in the hybrid war against Ukraine. According to Liga.net, it was reported by The SBU press-service.

  • 10 December 2018, 09:37 | Church-state relations | 

    UOC-MP responded to Poroshenko’s request to assist in releasing Ukrainian sailors from Russian captivity

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) said it had responded to President Petro Poroshenko's request to help release the sailors captured by Russia on November 25, according to LB.ua.

  • 7 December 2018, 17:33 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC-MP Synod maintains Constantinople has no right to convene Council in Kyiv

    The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) which session was held on December 7 at the Holy Assumption Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, has decided that the Patriarch of Constantinople has no canonical right to convene any assembly in Ukraine (Journal No. 41), according to the Information and Educational Department of the UOC-MP.

  • 21 November 2018, 15:59 | Scandals, crime | 

    Activists: Surrogate alcohol found in two monasteries of UOC (MP) near Odessa

    In Odessa, local activists raided the Holy Assumption and St Iveron monastery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), where they discovered that church shops sell wine without excise stamps and labels. This is reported on Facebook by representatives of the public organization Lustration Odesa, according to News.bigmir.net.

  • 18 November 2018, 12:28 | Protests and conflicts | 

    UOC-MP Metropolitan's residence rally participants in Dnipropetrovsk region: "We need our Church, not Putin's"

    In Kryvyy Rih, Dnipropetrovsk region dozens of supporters of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church protest at the residence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan of Kryvyy Rih and Nikopol Efrem (Kitsaya).

  • 1 November 2018, 15:52 | UOC (MP) | 

    Foreign Minister Klimkin: ROC destroys UOC-MP with own hands

    The Russian Orthodox Church mirrors the policy of the Russian state leadership which entered into confrontation with the whole world, and this leads to a real rift in the Orthodox Church.

  • 19 October 2018, 11:37 | Religion and policy | 

    MP Tymchuk: Putin ordered to deploy the disguised GRU task force in the most important UOC monasteries

    Vladimir Putin ordered the leadership of the Russian law enforcement forces to “guarantee the security of the Metropolitans of the Moscow Patriarchate” whatever the circumstances. To do this, they plan to deploy the disguised GRU (the main military foreign-intelligence service of the Russian Federation) task force in the most important monasteries of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate).

  • 19 October 2018, 11:10 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Ukraine speaks in OSCE about religious persecutions in occupied territories

    All religious communities, except the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (the Moscow Patriarchate), are prosecuted in the occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas.

  • 14 October 2018, 11:06 | National religious question | 

    Poroshenko: can we call churches praying for Patriarch who prays for Russian army Ukrainian

    President Petro Poroshenko emphasizes that the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Synod to provide autocephaly to the Local Ukrainian Orthodox Autocephalous Church finally declared the illegality of the annexation of the Kyiv Metropolis. The Head of State especially emphasized that the Ukrainian Church should not be subordinate to the Russian Orthodox Church.

  • 2 October 2018, 12:38 | UOC (MP) | 

    Metropolitan of the UOC (MP) accuses US of breeding venomous mosquitos

    Metropolitan Pavlo (Lebid) of Vyshhorod and Chornobyl, abbot of the Holy Assumption Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate, declared that ‘secret US laboratories’ are scattered over the former Soviet Union, where they breed ‘mosquitoes’ and other poisonous creatures.

  • 30 September 2018, 14:18 | UOC (MP) | 

    UOC-MP prepares rallies in front of the residence of Exarchs of Ecumenical Patriarchate

    On September 28, Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanych) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) held a meeting with representatives of the dioceses and ordered them to organize a rally under the building where Exarchs of the Constantinople Patriarchate reside. One of the participants of the meeting told Relihiyna Pravda about this.

  • 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.

  • 10 August 2018, 10:08 | Charity, social service | 

    UOC (MP) sent 40 tons of aid to LPR

    Four trucks of humanitarian aid totaling about 6,000 sets, weighing almost 40 tons, were delivered to the diocesan centers of Luhansk and Rovenky (areas controlled by the so-called Luhansk People's Republic) on August 1, 2018, as part of the Mission of Mercy and Reconciliation project of the Synodal Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate for social and humanitarian affairs, implemented with the support of the International Charitable Organization Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, a humanitarian organization of Protestant churches in Germany, Religion in Ukraine reports citing the website of the UOC.

  • 16 August 2017, 09:23 | Andrew Sorokowski's column | 

    Fears and Phobias

    Ukrainian autocephaly is a threat to the Moscow Patriarchate’s control of East Slavic Orthodoxy. And the Moscow Patriarchate’s ecclesiastical control over Orthodoxy in Ukraine and Belarus is an important element of the Kremlin’s political control over those countries.

  • 25 April 2017, 09:55 | Land and property problems

    UOC (MP) invents a way to leave communities without property in case of denomination change

    With the help of ordinary church charters, the Ukrainian communities can be deprived of their property and denied any opportunity to influence the order in their church. Most believers do not know anything about the new documents that clergymen extensively approve.

  • 14 December 2016, 12:55 | Analysis | 

    Who is Mr. Novynskyi for the Ukrainian State and Church?

    So, who is MP Novynskyi, how is he linked with the church and why does he appear in the criminal case on illegal retention of the Secretary of the deceased Head of Church?

  • 12 July 2016, 09:47 | Religion and policy | 

    Security Service and Ministry of Interior monitors the situation around the ‘procession’, Gerashchenko

    Anton Gerashchenko, MP of People's Front and the adviser to Interior Minister urges to refrain from provocations regarding religious procession of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate).

  • 11 July 2016, 11:51 | Religion and policy | 

    Russia has prepared provocations in Kyiv dedicated to the UOC (MP) ‘procession’– Parubiy

    During the ‘religious procession’ of the supporters of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) scheduled for July 29 in Kyiv provocations may occur. This was announced by Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy.

  • 7 July 2016, 13:11 | Religious studies | 

    Ukrainain Orthodoxy on the eve of Pan-Orthodox Council. Part III

    The history evidences: the Local Churches that were historically associated with earthly empires were uninterested in the canonical establishment of local churches under their jurisdictions, and therefore usually granted autocephaly to churches only under the pressure of historic circumstances. No exception is the Moscow Patriarchate, which has incorporated the Orthodox Church in Ukraine since 1686.

  • 5 July 2016, 14:22 | Religious studies | 

    Ukrainian Orthodoxy: path to recovery of Church unity. Part II

    Ukrainian Orthodoxy and Ukrainian society suffer from division. The majority of Ukrainian Orthodox believers belong to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate. The rest of the Orthodox community of Ukraine has chosen a different path of self-proclaimed autocephaly. However, neither the first nor the second path is optimal for the Orthodox Church in Ukraine to date.