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Under the guise of a Single Local Church they create a quasi-governmental one, – expert

Under the guise of a Single Local Church they create a quasi-governmental one, – expert

Lately we’ve been witnesses to the more increasingly fused politics and religion than before, whereas the efforts to create a Single Local Church disguise building of the qu...

Pressing Issue - 14/12/2017     13

The Council’s decision is a guarantee of canonicity for the UOC, – politologist

The Council’s decision is a guarantee of canonicity for the UOC, – politologist

The outcomes of the Bishops' Council of the Russian Orthodox Church will bring about significant changes in the life of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This opinion was expressed by...

Pressing Issue - 12/12/2017     14

Patriarch Kirill expresses hope for overcoming church schism in Ukraine

Patriarch Kirill expresses hope for overcoming church schism in Ukraine

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia hopes that the Ukrainian church schism will be overcome. He said this in the St. Daniel monastery. at a meeting with His Beatitude Patriar...

Pressing Issue - 06/12/2017     26

UOC: Lviv official incites inter-faith hostility

UOC: Lviv official incites inter-faith hostility

The head of the Law Department of the UOC, Protopriest Alexander Bakhov, said that a Lviv official interferes in internal church affairs. So Father Alexander commented on the state...

Pressing Issue - 20/11/2017     44

Verkhovna Rada does not care about the opinion of Ukraine’s people, – Archbishop Clement

Verkhovna Rada does not care about the opinion of Ukraine’s people, – Archbishop Clement

Head of the Information and Education Department of the UOC Archbishop Clement of Irpen believes that by adopting bill No. 5496 and making Catholic Christmas an official holiday, t...

Pressing Issue - 20/11/2017     48

Human rights defender: state bodies can no longer hush up facts of violations of believers’ rights of the UOC

Human rights defender: state bodies can no longer hush up facts of violations of believers’ rights of the UOC

At the meeting of the working group of the Universal Periodic Review of the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, in the context of the UOC rights, comments of bot...

Pressing Issue - 20/11/2017     44

Violation of law found in the Ministry of Culture instruction on re-registration of statutes

Violation of law found in the Ministry of Culture instruction on re-registration of statutes

NGO "Public Advocacy" has sought the removal of classification "for official use" from the regulations of the Ministry of Culture on the approaches to registering changes to statut...

Pressing Issue - 12/11/2017     62

There is a way to resolve the church schism in Ukraine, – Patriarch Theophilus

There is a way to resolve the church schism in Ukraine, – Patriarch Theophilus

Schism is the greatest sin within the Church, this is the split within the body of the Church, said Patriarch Theophilus III of Jerusalem in the series of interviews "The Word to U...

Pressing Issue - 04/10/2017     123

Metropolitan Hilarion tells the Pope about discrimination of the UOC

Metropolitan Hilarion tells the Pope about discrimination of the UOC

During the meeting of Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk with Pope Francis of Rome, the state ...

Pressing Issue - 29/09/2017     88

Tension deliberately whipped up around cross procession, – UOC Chancellor

Tension deliberately whipped up around cross procession, – UOC Chancellor

Chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Anthony of Borispol and Brovary asks himself a question: why do local authorities view the cross procession on the hol...

Pressing Issue - 29/09/2017     93

They did so only in fascist camps, – expert about bill No. 5309

They did so only in fascist camps, – expert about bill No. 5309

According to the director of the Ukrainian Institute for Policy Analysis and Management Ruslan Bortnik, bill No. 5309 is an unprecedented intervention in the affairs of the Church....

Pressing Issue - 27/09/2017     96

Sects first "bomb with love" and then rip you off, – expert

Sects first "bomb with love" and then rip you off, – expert

In Ukraine, neo-charismatic sects, which manipulate people's minds to further rip them off, are rapidly spreading, said the well-known Ukrainian sectologist, Professor of Theology ...

Pressing Issue - 27/09/2017     83

Court to establish the legality of the Little Sofia transfer to UOC-KP, – expert

Court to establish the legality of the Little Sofia transfer to UOC-KP, – expert

The Ministry of Culture has not provided documents yet on the basis of which the Refectory Church of the St. Sophia of Kiev was transferred to the Kyiv Patriarchate. Such a stateme...

Pressing Issue - 23/09/2017     79

Discrimination of UOC harms the image of Ukraine, – human rights advocate

Discrimination of UOC harms the image of Ukraine, – human rights advocate

The head of the NGO "Public Advocacy" Oleg Denisov believes that the inaction of authorities, which do not stop the raider seizures of UOC churches, negatively affects the internat...

Pressing Issue - 23/09/2017     105

Ministry of Culture hinders the re-registration of statutes, – head of the UOC Legal Department

Ministry of Culture hinders the re-registration of statutes, – head of the UOC Legal Department

The head of the Legal Department of the UOC, Archpriest Alexander Bakhov, supported bill No. 6696 on introducing amendments to the Tax Code, pointing out that officials still creat...

Pressing Issue - 22/09/2017     90