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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     40

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     46

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     38

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     40

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     41

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     39

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     45

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     44

"Public Advocacy" tells OSCE about violations of UOC believers’ rights

"Public Advocacy" tells OSCE about violations of UOC believers’ rights

The NGO "Public Advocacy" presented to the OSCE a number of issues related to the protection of the rights of UOC believers for consideration. The non-governmental public organizat...

Pressing Issue - 22/09/2017     40

Schismatics or Uniates: experts – about what autocephaly Poroshenko wants

Schismatics or Uniates: experts – about what autocephaly Poroshenko wants

Insisting that Ukraine has the right to the One Local Church, the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, did not indicate which of the faiths would serve as the basis for such a C...

Pressing Issue - 21/09/2017     44

Europe recommends Ukraine to create a positive image of the LGBT community

Europe recommends Ukraine to create a positive image of the LGBT community

In the report of the Council of Europe's Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) on Ukraine, the authorities are urged to create a positive image of the LGBT community amo...

Pressing Issue - 20/09/2017     40

Primate of Polish Church condemns antichurch bills

Primate of Polish Church condemns antichurch bills

On September 13 there was a meeting of Primate of the Polish Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Sawa, with Head of the UOC Representation to International Organizations Bishop of Barysh...

Pressing Issue - 15/09/2017     49

In Church matters Poroshenko tries to sit on two chairs, – expert

In Church matters Poroshenko tries to sit on two chairs, – expert

The director of the Ukrainian Center for Political Studies and Conflictology, Mikhail Pogrebinsky, believes that the All-Ukrainian Cross Procession-2017 impressed the President of ...

Pressing Issue - 12/09/2017     56

UOC Chancellor: Control over the Church – suicide for the state

UOC Chancellor: Control over the Church – suicide for the state

The Chancellor of the UOC, Metropolitan Anthony(Pakanich) of Boryspil and Brovary noted that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church today is actually fighting for religious freedom and oppo...

Pressing Issue - 08/09/2017     61

ROC warns Ukrainian President against meddling in Church's internal affairs

ROC warns Ukrainian President against meddling in Church's internal affairs

The Russian Orthodox Church has interpreted Petro Poroshenko's words about the creation in Ukraine of the Unified Local Orthodox Church as an attempt to interfere in the affairs of...

Pressing Issue - 08/09/2017     59