International relations

  • 6 March 2019, 14:18 | International relations | 

    It is crucially important for Ukraine that our pain is understood in Israel, Primate of UGCC said to President of Israel

    Ukraine has been a victim of Russian aggression over the past five years. It survived the annexation of Crimea, the occupation of some areas of Donbas, while Russian "Grads" and bullets do not differentiate between a Catholic, an Orthodox, a Muslim or a Jew – they kill everyone. Now the Ukrainian people, which is an interfaith and multi-ethnic society, is wounded. And we all pray for peace,” the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church addressed the President of the State of Israel Reuven Rivlin with such words. This is reported by the Department of Information of the UGCC.

  • 6 March 2019, 13:52 | International relations | 

    UGCC Patriarch in Israel: religious values are strength of democracy

    An example of Israel shows that democracy can be strong when based on religious values. And it is religious values ​​that are the strength of democracy.

  • 6 March 2019, 10:24 | International relations | 

    OCU Synod appeals to world community to protect Ukrainian Church in occupied Crimea and Donbas

    The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, held on March 4 in Kyiv, adopted an appeal to the international community to influence the invaders who persecuted the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in the occupied territories of Crimea and some districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (ORDLO).

  • 5 March 2019, 12:27 | International relations | 

    Reconciliation in Europe Group to hold ecumenical conference in Belarus

    From February 27 to March 2, 2019, a regular meeting of the members of the international working group “Reconciliation in Europe - the mission of Churches in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Germany” was held in Minsk, on the premises of the Belarusian Exarchate of the Moscow Patriarchate "Koinonia". This is reported by the Department of Information of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

  • 4 March 2019, 14:56 | International relations | 

    AUCCRO delegation starts official visit to Israel

    The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations will hold high-profile meetings in Jerusalem.

  • 25 February 2019, 21:51 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU Primate calls on international community to protect churches and clergy of OCU in occupied Donbas

    Metropolitan Epifaniy has appealed to the UN, OSCE, EU and guarantors of the Minsk Process to exert influence on the occupiers who are set to seize Ukrainian Orthodox churches and to deport the priests of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The Head of the OCU made this appeal on February 25.

  • 22 February 2019, 12:24 | International relations | 

    Chief Rabbi of Ukraine appeals to Israel to put end to deportation conflict

    Chief Rabbi of Ukraine, Moshe Reuven Asman, sent letters to the Israeli Government asking to put an end to the so-called deportation conflict. RBC-Ukraine reports it citing Asman’s Facebook.

  • 18 February 2019, 15:34 | International relations | 

    Apostolic Nuncio on return visit to occupied Donetsk

    On Saturday, February 16, 2019, the Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, visited the occupied city of Donetsk.

  • 15 February 2019, 11:16 | International relations | 

    Ukraine calls on OSCE to address issue of persecution of OCU in Crimea

    Ukraine calls on the OSCE executive bodies, including the Special Monitoring Mission, to address the persecution of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the occupied Crimea.

  • 9 February 2019, 22:32 | Scandals, crime | 

    Russian intel offering Ukrainians US$2,000 for setting on fire churches of former Moscow Patriarchate

    Russian spies and Moscow-controlled "security services" in the occupied parts of Donbas have been working to recruit Ukrainian nationals who would commit arson attacks on temples operated by Orthodox priests of what was until recently called the Moscow Patriarchate.

  • 27 January 2019, 09:29 | International relations | 

    Ukraine marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Ukraine on January 27 joined the international community in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, established by the UN General Assembly Resolution 60/7 on November 1, 2005.

  • 26 January 2019, 09:29 | International relations | 

    President invites Patriarch Theophilus III to come with pastoral visit to Ukraine

    On the initiative of Patriarch Theophilus III of Jerusalem, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and His Beatitude Theophilus III had a phone conversation.

  • 25 January 2019, 13:00 | International relations | 

    Head of UGCC and US Ambassador discuss religious and political situation in Ukraine

    The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav, held a working meeting with the US Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, during which the parties discussed the situation in the socio-political and religious life of Ukraine. The meeting was held at the initiative of Marie Yovanovich, the Department of Information of the UGCC reports.

  • 23 January 2019, 11:36 | International relations | 

    Ukrainian religious leaders call for release of captive Ukrainians and other hostages of Kremlin

    The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations appealed to a number of institutions to facilitate the release of captive Ukrainians, political prisoners and other hostages held in Russia and in the occupied territories of Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts.

  • 22 January 2019, 10:37 | International relations | 

    President met with Secretary-General of the Jerusalem Patriarchate Archbishop Aristarchos

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Secretary-General of the Jerusalem Patriarchate Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina and visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

  • 21 January 2019, 15:38 | International relations | 

    President visited the World Holocaust Remembrance Center “Yad Vashem”

    Ukraine reverently keeps the memory of the Holocaust victims, just as the memory of the millions of Ukrainians perished during the Holodomor years

  • 11 January 2019, 10:32 | International relations | 

    US State Department officially reacted to Tomos

    The January 6th announcement of autocephaly for an independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine marks a historic achievement as Ukraine seeks to chart its own future.

  • 2 January 2019, 11:08 | International relations | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew wishes Crimean Tatars quick return to Homeland

    The leader of the Crimean Tatars, MP Mustafa Dzhemilev will be present at the handing over of the Tomos to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy, in Istanbul. As Dzhemilev shared, he had already met with the Ecumenical Patriarch and had a conversation with him.

  • 2 January 2019, 10:30 | International relations | 

    Poroshenko: Russia holds tight on UOC-MP

    Russia holds tight on its ecclesiastical network in Ukraine, considering it as an extensive channel of influence. Such an opinion was expressed by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in a column for the special project Novoye Vremya “World in 2019,” Depo.ua has reported citing Novoye Vremya.

  • 21 December 2018, 12:11 | International relations | 

    Epifaniy met with US Ambassador

    Ambassador of the United States to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch met with the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Epifaniy on December 20 at St Michael’s Monastery of Vydubichi. This is reported by the Kyiv diocesan authorities.