Politics

"The political cartel" uses any leverage to weaken the UOC, – expert

"The political cartel" uses any leverage to weaken the UOC, – expert

The present political leaders of Ukraine show the Ukrainian Orthodox Church that they are ready to use any leverage to achieve their interests. This opinion was expressed by the he...

Politics - 14/09/2016     74

Weakening of canonical Church is strategy of President’s team, – expert

Weakening of canonical Church is strategy of President’s team, – expert

To deprive the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of its congregation is the ultimate goal of President Petro Porosheko’s team, said Mikhail Pavliv, director of the Humanitarian Strategies ...

Politics - 07/09/2016     153

When politicians fail in all other spheres, they tackle a church issue, - expert

When politicians fail in all other spheres, they tackle a church issue, - expert

“It has become customary in our country to interfere into church matters,” noted Andrey Zolotariov, Chairman of the Analytical Center “Third Sector”, commenting on today’s Message ...

Politics - 06/09/2016     122

Metropolitan Theodore (Gayun): Cross Procession to Pochaev unites Ukraine and neighboring states (VIDEO)

Metropolitan Theodore (Gayun): Cross Procession to Pochaev unites Ukraine and neighboring states (VIDEO)

Pilgrims from Poland, Moldova, Georgia and other European countries take part in the Cross Procession to the Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra, which started in Kamenets-Podolsky on Aug...

Politics - 20/08/2016     99

There is an element of discrimination in the appointment of UAOC bishop as Advisor to the Minister of Defence, – expert

There is an element of discrimination in the appointment of UAOC bishop as Advisor to the Minister of Defence, – expert

There is an element of discrimination against the other denominations on religious grounds in the appointment of a UAOC bishop as Advisor to the Minister of Defence, says Ruslan Bo...

Politics - 19/08/2016     111

The Ministry of Culture engages in protectionism of the Kiev Patriarchate, - experts

The Ministry of Culture engages in protectionism of the Kiev Patriarchate, - experts

Permitting the Kiev Patriarchate to hold services in the Little Sophia and denying the same the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Ministry of Culture acted illegally. This was said by...

Politics - 17/08/2016     75

Verkhovna Rada introduces mentoring for orphans

Verkhovna Rada introduces mentoring for orphans

The Ukrainian Parliament adopted a bill on mentors for orphans. The draft amendments to the Law on ensuring organizational and legal conditions for social protection of orphans and...

Politics - 20/07/2016     72

Parliament intends to allow priests to serve at hospitals

Parliament intends to allow priests to serve at hospitals

Bill #4987 on amending the law "Fundamentals of Health Legislation" on the introduction of pastoral care in health has been registered in the Verkhovna Rada, as reported by UN...

Politics - 20/07/2016     90

Christian-Democratic Values Were Crossed Out From the New Democratic Alliance Statute

Christian-Democratic Values Were Crossed Out From the New Democratic Alliance Statute

The new party’s statute crossed out the lines which enshrine that the party is founded on the principles of Christian-democratic ideology. It is reported by ИРС. 

Politics - 13/07/2016     82

Prosecutor General’s Office is requested to deal with political expert who wrote about crucifixion of Cross Procession participants

Prosecutor General’s Office is requested to deal with political expert who wrote about crucifixion of Cross Procession participants

The publication of political expert Yuriy Romanenko on the necessity to crucify “Moscow priests” served as a handle to appeal to the Prosecutor General’s Office. Member of the Parl...

Politics - 07/07/2016     131

Political expert: the state has no right to distinguish between “bad” and “good” Church (VIDEO)

Political expert: the state has no right to distinguish between “bad” and “good” Church (VIDEO)

The very fact that out of all denominations and religious associations of Ukraine only representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church were not invited to the ceremonial meeting o...

Politics - 05/07/2016     113

Political Expert: Appeal Adventure with Constantinople Patriarch Led to Failure

Political Expert: Appeal Adventure with Constantinople Patriarch Led to Failure

Over the recent weeks Ukraine has faced a number of defeats on a foreign political arena. An address of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the Constantinople Patriarch can be include...

Politics - 02/07/2016     131

On Constitution Day the VR demonstrated again discrimination of the UOC

On Constitution Day the VR demonstrated again discrimination of the UOC

On June 28, to the solemn session on the occasion of 20th anniversary of the Constitution of Ukraine, there were invited primates of all denominations, except for the Ukrainia...

Politics - 30/06/2016     155

Ministry of Culture delays for a year the registration of UOC's charitable mission

Ministry of Culture delays for a year the registration of UOC's charitable mission

It took a year for the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine to register the statute of the mission of the Synodal Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church for Social and Humanitarian ...

Politics - 26/06/2016     106

Opposition MPs send Patriarch Bartholomew alternative message

Opposition MPs send Patriarch Bartholomew alternative message

People's deputies, members of the parliamentary opposition, have sent the Patriarch of Constantinople an alternative message, disapproving of the interference of politicians in the...

Politics - 23/06/2016     167