UOC: version 2018

  • 17 April 2018, 15:52 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 

    UOC-KP: We have all reasons to await the Ecumenical Patriarch’s favorable decision

    “Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate has consistently supported all efforts aimed at recognizing the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine by His Holiness Bartholomew, the Ecumenical Patriarch, and the Mother Church of Constantinople, as well as overcoming the existing church separation, the establishment of a single Local Orthodox Church,” the document says.

  • 17 April 2018, 15:38 | Church-state relations | view photo | view video | 

    President and the Ukrainian Churches officially ask Ecumenical Patriarch to grant the Tomos of autocephaly

    Today, the President of Ukraine met with the heads of all parliamentary factions to discuss the church-state question. Petro Poroshenko said that he had decided to ask the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to grant the Tomos of autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

  • 17 April 2018, 13:19 | Church-state relations | 

    Poroshenko’s visit to Patriarch Bartholomew brought its fruit

    Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya), spokesman for the Kyiv Patriarchate, said that Poroshenko's visit to Patriarch Bartholomew was a success, and good news about the approval of the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine would come soon.

  • 16 February 2018, 10:34 | Church-state relations | 

    Political independence is not complete without the church independence, prof. Sagan believes

    Despite the fact that the present territories of Ukraine and Belarus has been Orthodox centers long before the Moscow Patriarchate was established, none of them could create their Orthodox Church with independence. The local Orthodox Church is required both by Belarus and Ukraine, because it is an element of total political independence, said Professor Alexander Sagan, an expert in religious studies in an interview with Radio Liberty.

  • 15 February 2018, 11:29 | Interchurch relations | 

    Revelations of Hilarion Alfeyev: UGCC lobbies unification to convert everyone to Unia

    Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokalamsk, head of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, in an interview with the Greek news agency Romfea, touched upon a number of topics related to Ukraine, Religion in Ukraine reports, citing the DECR.