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  • 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.

  • 13 April 2019, 19:44 | Religion and culture | 

    Charter of Peter I arrives in Ukraine, attests to annexation of Ukrainian Local Church by Moscow

    On April 13, a charter of Peter I, which testifies to the annexation of the Ukrainian Local Church by Moscow, was brought to Ukraine. This was announced by the Minister of Culture of Ukraine Yevheniy Nyshchuk on his Facebook page. The relic was sent to St Sophia of Kyiv Reserve.

  • 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.

  • 12 March 2019, 17:11 | Monitoring

    Ukraine prelate says Eastern take on abuse shaped by war, persecution

    ROME - When representatives of Eastern Churches join a three-day anti-abuse summit convened by Pope Francis at the Vatican, many will bring with them the experience of living with war or violent persecution, traumas one leading Greek Catholic Bishop says increase the risk for abuse.

  • 1 March 2019, 09:46 | UOC (MP) | 

    ROC collects personal data of Ukrainians and incites religious confrontation in Donetsk region, says region leader

    The Russian Orthodox Church is currently the only organization threatening inter-confessional peace and understanding within Ukrainian-controlled areas of Donetsk region. Head of the Donetsk Regional Military-Civilian Administration Oleksandr Kuts was reported by TSN as saying this.

  • 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.

  • 19 February 2019, 13:20 | Orthodox world | 

    “Demands of ROC and other Churches to convene the Synaxis on autocephaly of the OCU are groundless, as the decision is already approved,” Yevstratiy Zorya

    A number of representatives of local Orthodox Churches suggest to consider the issue of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church at the Synaxis (the meeting of the first hierarchs), but it does not make any decisions, but considers those already made

  • 29 January 2019, 13:20 | Religion and policy | 

    Secret documents showcase Russian influence on Bulgarian Church, according to Atanas Čobanov

    Among the secret documents published online by the project DDoSecrets, one can find those confirming Russian attempts of influence the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Chief editor of the Bulgarian portal Bivol, Atanas Čobanov said it on air of Hromadske.

  • 11 January 2019, 11:52 | Religion and society | 

    Tetyana Derkach: Everybody saw that “church schism” promised by ROC is hoax

    The Russian Orthodox Church was hoping to disrupt the situation of the OCU, they wanted to influence the consciousness of parishioners. They were preparing for the clashes between parishes. But now, Russia is not backed by the troops it was counting on.

  • 24 November 2018, 08:53 | Church-state relations | 

    ROC comments on the decision of the anti-raider commission regarding the Pochayiv Lavra

    The decision of the commission of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to strip the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate of the right to use the set of buildings of the Holy Assumption Pochayiv Lavra marks the beginning of massive pressure on the UOC. Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Department of Foreign Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church archpriest Nikolai Balashov said this in an interview with Interfax.

  • 22 November 2018, 14:51 | Religious studies | 

    Moscow’s canonical raiding

    In the context of recent events in the Orthodox world, disputes over the boundaries of church institutions often arise between the Patriarchate of Constantinople, Kyiv and Moscow. Ukraine accuses Russia of misappropriating the territory of the Kyiv Metropolis. In its turn, Moscow appeals to the fact that the ancient Kyiv Metropolis differs from the territory of modern Ukraine. RISU decided to clarify this topic, getting advice from historians. Based on this research, we prepared an infographic.

  • 19 November 2018, 11:21 | Society-digest | view photo | 

    Special agent Yurek: why Primate of Polish Orthodox Church opposes Ukrainian autocephaly

    A reputable Polish media outlet, Rzeczypospolità, has published a dissertation about the links between the Metropolitan of Warsaw and All Poland and other Orthodox hierarchs of the country with the Special Forces of the Polish People's Republic, from which it became known that Metropolitan Sawa of the Polish Orthodox Church is nobody else than a special agent Yurek.

  • 12 November 2018, 19:11 | Monitoring

    Ukraine church head, 89, ready to rise above Russia rift

    Patriarch Filaret is months away from turning 90 but the Kyiv cleric has told AFP he will not flinch in leading the Ukrainian Orthodox Church through a historic break with Moscow.