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ROCOR in the annual Message raises the topic of decommunization

ROCOR in the annual Message raises the topic of decommunization

The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia urges to bid farewell to the symbols of militant atheism and remove Lenin's body from the Red Square. This is said in a common message...

Pressing Issue - 20/06/2017     25

Rivne region authorities refuses UOC to allocate land for children's rehabilitation centre

Rivne region authorities refuses UOC to allocate land for children's rehabilitation centre

At an extraordinary session of the Kvasilov village council, many deputies abstained from voting for the allocation of land for the construction of the spiritual centre of the Ukra...

Pressing Issue - 15/06/2017     36

KP priest okeys weapons, drugs and prostitution to be made legal

KP priest okeys weapons, drugs and prostitution to be made legal

“Yes, I approve of everything being permitted. Guns, prostitution, marijuana – what else can you fancy?”, wrote on his Facebook page cleric of the Kiev Patriarchate Alexander Dediu...

Pressing Issue - 13/06/2017     38

Odessa diocese calls nonsense SBU investigation of funding the cathedral

Odessa diocese calls nonsense SBU investigation of funding the cathedral

On June 7, the Statement about the attacks of the people's deputy Vitaly Kupriy was published on the official website of the Odessa diocese of the UOC. The MP demanded that the Sec...

Pressing Issue - 08/06/2017     29

Holy Synod calls the condition for overcoming schism in Ukraine

Holy Synod calls the condition for overcoming schism in Ukraine

At the solemn meeting of the Holy Synod held in Kharkov on May 27, the archpastors called the condition for overcoming the church schism in Ukraine.

Pressing Issue - 29/05/2017     39

Bills № 4128 and № 4511 are an attempt to impose a totalitarian practice on society, – expert (VIDEO)

Bills № 4128 and № 4511 are an attempt to impose a totalitarian practice on society, – expert (VIDEO)

If anti-church bills are adopted, this will negatively affect the image of Ukraine in the world, said the director of the Ukrainian Institute of Analysis and Policy Management Rusl...

Pressing Issue - 18/05/2017     79

Archpriest Alexander Klimenko speaks against anti-church bills (VIDEO)

Archpriest Alexander Klimenko speaks against anti-church bills (VIDEO)

Archpriest Alexander Klimenko – winner of the “Voice of the Country-7 show” addressed MPs with words of explanation: the cleric asked not to vote for adopting antichurch laws No. 4...

Pressing Issue - 18/05/2017     58

Metropolitan Luke calls for fasting and prayer against anti-church bills

Metropolitan Luke calls for fasting and prayer against anti-church bills

Metropolitan Luke (Kovalenko) of Zaporozhie and Melitopol appealed to the flock regarding the forthcoming consideration of bills № 4511 and № 4128 at the session of the Verkhovna R...

Pressing Issue - 15/05/2017     60

The State Bluntly Interferes Into Church Affairs, – UOC Representative

The State Bluntly Interferes Into Church Affairs, – UOC Representative

Next week, on May 18, the Verkhovna Rada is going to consider draft laws ## 4128 and 4511: MPs intend to “play the religious card”. It was written on his Facebook page by Chairman ...

Pressing Issue - 13/05/2017     69

Rada is determined to fight with the Church, – Expert

Rada is determined to fight with the Church, – Expert

Draft laws #4511 and #4128 if adopted may entail another exacerbation of religious and social conflicts in Ukraine. It was mentioned in the comments to the UOJ correspondent by Yur...

Pressing Issue - 13/05/2017     67

Radicals demand to change the UOC name

Radicals demand to change the UOC name

Leader of “Svoboda” (Freedom) nationalist movement Oleg Tiahnybok claimed he intends to fight his way through to rename the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church into the “Russian Or...

Pressing Issue - 13/04/2017     151

10-storeyed business-centre with parking to be built opposite St.Sophia of Kiev, – What shall we do?

10-storeyed business-centre with parking to be built opposite St.Sophia of Kiev, – What shall we do?

A new mega-construction can become the highest buiding on the square only to compete with St. Sophia Cathedral, while the underground parking can cause sagging of soils under the s...

Pressing Issue - 28/02/2017     105

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     140

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     144

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     196