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  • 9 October 2019, 15:39 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    ROC threatening to invade canonical territories of the Churches that recognize the OCU

    Romfea published a comment by the representative of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, Metropolitan Seraphim of Zimbabwe, in which he expresses his fears in the event of recognition of the OCU by the local Churches of the world. Formally calling to the Pan-Orthodox dialogue on the Ukrainian question, he openly voiced that the ROC blackmails the local Churches with the occupation threat of their canonical territories and the establishment of a parallel hierarchy.

  • 24 September 2019, 13:41 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    War has showed which Church is Ukrainian and which only pretends to be such

    None of the Orthodox Churches ever gained independence without the support of the state. The Ukrainian Church is no exception.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 15 July 2019, 11:50 | World news | 

    Russia to defend “spiritual sovereignty” at global level

    Members of the temporary Commission of the Federation Council for the Protection of State Sovereignty discussed the possibility of creating pro-church civic associations which will help to protect Russia's sovereignty from threats "in the spiritual plane," Kommersant reports.

  • 15 July 2019, 10:46 | Reports | view photo | 

    Religion, geopolitics and agents of influence: situation in Eastern Europe was analyzed in Switzerland

    On June 24, a conference entitled "Geopolitics and Soft Power in Modern Eastern Europe" was held in an eastern Swiss city of St. Gallen. The event was held within the framework of the permanent discussion panel "Russia and its Neighbors" of the University of St. Gallen.

  • 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.

  • 4 July 2019, 11:03 | Church-state relations | 

    Verkhovna Rada Speaker: Laws on Ukrainian Church, language and decommunization won't be repealed

    The laws on decommunization, on securing the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state language and on the activities of Churches will not be abolished under any circumstances.

  • 27 June 2019, 15:01 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    ROC makes unexpected conclusions about truth in Chernobyl TV series

    On June 24, analyzing the television series Chernobyl on the ROC-owned TV-Channel Spas, the First Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church Relations with Society and Mass Media of the Moscow Patriarchate, member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Alexander Shchipkov, stated that one of the main ideological tasks of the said series is to inflict reputational damage both on Russian technology and science in general, as well as on the nuclear industry as a whole, reports Religion in Ukraine citing Shchipkov’s website. This is reported by Religion in Ukraine.

  • 7 June 2019, 09:27 | Religion and policy | 

    Pope to meet with Putin to discuss Ukraine

    Pope Francis will receive Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 4 at the Vatican. It is reported by "Yevropeiska Pravda" with reference to AFP.

  • 2 June 2019, 10:01 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    Titushky raiders brought into famous Kruty village, disrupt community transition to OCU

    In the famous village of Kruty, Nizhyn district of Chernihiv region, the thugs – ‘titushkas’ - brought by representatives of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate have disrupted the parish community meeting, which should have adopted decision on the transfer of the local St. Michael's Church to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 17 May 2019, 09:47 | Religion and policy | 

    Putin awards name-engraved watch to Crimean Metropolitan of UOC in Crimea

    On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Metropolitan Lazar of Simferopol and Crimea of the UOC Moscow Patriarchate, Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded him with a name-engraved watch. This was reported by the press service of the Simferopol and Crimean diocese, Krym.Realii reports.

  • 3 May 2019, 11:53 | International relations | 

    Ukraine urges OSCE SMM to investigate seizure of OCU church in occupied area of Donetsk region

    Ukraine urges the OSCE SMM to check reports that the Russian occupation administration has confiscated the church and church property of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) in the village of Kuznetsovo-Mykhailivka.

  • 2 May 2019, 11:18 | Religion and policy | 

    SBU inspects ROC-run company that supplies propaganda materials to Ukraine

    The General Directorate of the SBU, Ukraine's Intelligence Service, in Kyiv and the Kyiv region received temporary access to the files and documents of Sofrino (Russia) through the Customs checkpoint “Specialized” of the Kyiv City Customs of the State Fiscal Service

  • 2 May 2019, 10:26 | Scandals, crime | 

    Adherents of Moscow Patriarchate severely beat two elderly OCU believers in Volyn

    Adherents of the Moscow Patriarchate violently beat two supporters of the transition to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, who guarded a church in the village of Chetvertnya, Manevytsi district of Volyn.

  • 1 May 2019, 08:01 | Monitoring

    The wounds of division among the Orthodox pilgrims in Donbas

    The autocephalous "schism" was long overdue, since the beginning of the clashes, "since the illegality became the norm, to the point of reducing the Church to a bacchanal, but maybe it's good, so we can weed out the weeds". The intolerant radicalism of the Orthodox in the Donbass is a consequence of the profound rift that occurred between the people of these territories, who went through countries, families and churches, turning even their closest relatives into bitter enemies.

  • 26 April 2019, 09:08 | Jurisprudence | 

    Patriarch Emeritus Filaret calls Ukrainian courts unfair

    Patriarch Emeritus Filaret of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine believes that Ukrainian courts are unfair. For that reason, many church problems arise.

  • 23 April 2019, 12:56 | International relations | 

    Patriarch Kirill of ROC greets Zelensky

    Patriarch Kirill congratulated Volodymyr Zelensky on his election to the office of President of Ukraine. The Russian Patriarch hopes that the “persecution” of the faithful of the UOC-MP will now cease.

  • 22 April 2019, 09:45 | Religion and policy | 

    ROC hopes "Church persecution to end" after Zelensky’s victory

    The Russian Orthodox Church congratulated Volodymyr Zelensky on winning the presidential election in Ukraine. The greetings were made public by the Head of the Department of External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion on his Facebook page, reports Channel 112.