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Greek mass media write about law enforcers threatening UOC representatives

Greek mass media write about law enforcers threatening UOC representatives

The search, carried out by SBU officers in a house of one of the All-Ukrainian Cross Procession organizers, has caused vibrations in the Greek mass media. It is written by Romfea.g...

Pressing Issue - 29/01/2017     52

Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos: Text "Relations of the Orthodox Church with the rest of the Christian world" needs finalization

Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos: Text "Relations of the Orthodox Church with the rest of the Christian world" needs finalization

At the last meeting of the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos criticized the Crete Council, reports Agionoros with reference to...

Pressing Issue - 28/11/2016     75

Draft law 4511 presses for “hand” control of the Church, – UOC representative (VIDEO)

Draft law 4511 presses for “hand” control of the Church, – UOC representative (VIDEO)

Draft law 4511 is specifically targeted against the UOC, but poses a number of threats to other denominations as well. This is a standpoint of Archpriest Alexander Bahov, head of t...

Pressing Issue - 19/10/2016     106

Draft law 4128 gives a carte blanche for church demolition, – UOC representative (VIDEO)

Draft law 4128 gives a carte blanche for church demolition, – UOC representative (VIDEO)

Archpriest Alexandr Bahov, head of the UOC Law Department, considers draft law 4128 to pose threat not only in terms of making church raiding legitimate. It may allow for the churc...

Pressing Issue - 19/10/2016     90

After the adoption of bill № 4128 church seizures will become more frequent, – politologist

After the adoption of bill № 4128 church seizures will become more frequent, – politologist

Ruslan Bortnik, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Institute of Analysis and Management Policy, said that if passed, bill № 4128 will escalate inter-religious confrontation in Ukr...

Pressing Issue - 04/10/2016     109

Ukrainian religious organizations urge deputies to correct Tax Code

Ukrainian religious organizations urge deputies to correct Tax Code

The Ukrainian Council of Churches and religious organizations calls on the Parliament to support bill №5050, which fixes a number of inaccuracies in the Tax Code with respect to no...

Pressing Issue - 22/09/2016     89

Ukraine is forced into the abyss of religious conflict, – expert

Ukraine is forced into the abyss of religious conflict, – expert

Today there is a hidden pressure to completely ban or prevent the presence of communities of the UOC in the territory of certain localities. This was said by Archpriest Oleg Tochin...

Pressing Issue - 13/09/2016     110

Political PR heresy grows into religious conflicts, - expert

Political PR heresy grows into religious conflicts, - expert

Draft law 4511 demonstrates that the current power views the Church just as an economic and political asset. It was told by Ruslan Bortnik, executive director of the Ukrainian Inst...

Pressing Issue - 12/09/2016     116

Bill 4128 is an attempt to legitimize the raid, - head of the legal department of the UOC

Bill 4128 is an attempt to legitimize the raid, - head of the legal department of the UOC

Bill 4128 is aimed to fix raider seizures of churches at the legislative level. This was said by the head of the Legal Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Archpriest Alexa...

Pressing Issue - 09/09/2016     106

Religious studies expert: social networks are a tool of recruitment of children to sects

Religious studies expert: social networks are a tool of recruitment of children to sects

Recruitment through the Internet is much more effective than street recruitment to sects. Street recruiters are specially trained to identify people who are experiencing stress. Th...

Pressing Issue - 05/09/2016     87

Political expert: SBU creates mythical foes around the Cross Procession

Political expert: SBU creates mythical foes around the Cross Procession

A statement of the Advisor to the SBU head Yuriy Tandit on provocations among participants of the All-Ukrainian Cross Procession is an attempt to throw punches after the fight. Suc...

Pressing Issue - 04/08/2016     97

“We came, we opened, we occupied”: how the Kiev Patriarchate admitted church raiding of the UOC (VIDEO)

“We came, we opened, we occupied”: how the Kiev Patriarchate admitted church raiding of the UOC (VIDEO)

A priest from the Rovno diocese of the UOC of the Kiev Patriarchate revealed the truth about how “Filaret” adherents grabbed churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the 1990s.

Pressing Issue - 03/08/2016     179

Representative of Constantinople Patriarchate refused to participate in Ukrainian procession of Filaret followers

Representative of Constantinople Patriarchate refused to participate in Ukrainian procession of Filaret followers

Archbishop Job of Telmessos (Getcha) received an invitation from the head of the UOC-KP Filaret (Denisenko) to participate in the cross procession of Ukrainian Kiev Patriarchate, w...

Pressing Issue - 29/07/2016     98

Filaret does not know when Constantinople will consider "Ukrainian issue"

Filaret does not know when Constantinople will consider "Ukrainian issue"

The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate Filaret (Denisenko) cannot answer when the Ecumenical Patriarchate will consider the question on Ukrainian Church...

Pressing Issue - 29/07/2016     82

Preventing Cross Procession, authorities achieved the opposite result, - expert

Preventing Cross Procession, authorities achieved the opposite result, - expert

The Director of the Fund for Humanitarian Strategies, political analyst Mikhail Pavliv believes that the authorities in their attempt to prevent the Cross Procession of peace, love...

Pressing Issue - 28/07/2016     114