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    Verkhovna Rada Speaker: Laws on Ukrainian Church, language and decommunization won't be repealed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

  • 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.