Politics

Poroshenko is misinformed about the situation in the religious sphere, – expert

Poroshenko is misinformed about the situation in the religious sphere, – expert

Director of the Ukrainian Politics Fund Kost Bondarenko believes that the idea of establishing a Ukrainian Local Church, intensively promoted by the President, has to do with the f...

Politics - 11/08/2017     29

Expert: Power ignores Cross Procession of the UOC out of fear

Expert: Power ignores Cross Procession of the UOC out of fear

The fear of the current Ukrainian authorities for large numbers of people gathering in one place made media keep silent and not promote the Cross Procession. It was declared by exp...

Politics - 02/08/2017     34

Only the Church is able to harmonize hostile parties in Ukraine, – expert

Only the Church is able to harmonize hostile parties in Ukraine, – expert

Publicist and TV anchor Viacheslav Pikhovshek in the author’s program “Subjective Results of the Week” on NewsOne expressed his thoughts on how the conflict in the East of Ukraine ...

Politics - 01/08/2017     32

Author of antichurch bills denies persecutions of the UOC

Author of antichurch bills denies persecutions of the UOC

MP of Ukraine and President of the Ukrainian Association of Religious Freedom Victor Yelensky declared the UOC in Ukraine is not subject to persecutions. The author of antichurch b...

Politics - 27/07/2017     29

UAOC bishops pressed to elect a new head and join the KP, – mass media

UAOC bishops pressed to elect a new head and join the KP, – mass media

The mass media report that the bishops of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church are now under pressure to agree to unite with the Kiev Patriarchate. This would simplify the c...

Politics - 24/07/2017     38

Merkel says she is ready to fight for freedom of religion in Europe

Merkel says she is ready to fight for freedom of religion in Europe

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel declared freedom of religion is worth fighting for, alongside freedom to speak and freedom to travel, reports Christian Today.

Politics - 19/07/2017     36

Turchinov and NSDC should deal with threats toward the UOC, – expert

Turchinov and NSDC should deal with threats toward the UOC, – expert

Publicist and TV presenter Viacheslav Pikhovshek believes that antichurch bill No. 5309 is a cynical attempt to interfere into the Church affairs; therefore, National Security and...

Politics - 18/07/2017     36

MPs are proposed to read the Lord's Prayer before each meeting

MPs are proposed to read the Lord's Prayer before each meeting

On July 13, bill No. 6722 was introduced to the Verkhovna Rada concerning changes in the rules of holding plenary sessions. The deputies were proposed to read the prayer "Our Fathe...

Politics - 15/07/2017     37

A nationalist is ready to head the Lavra in order to "drive out Moscow priests"

A nationalist is ready to head the Lavra in order to "drive out Moscow priests"

The editor of the magazine "Museums of Ukraine" Victor Trigub stated that he is ready to head the National Kiev-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Reserve in order to drive out "all ...

Politics - 05/07/2017     49

Ukrainian Galician party demands to expel Metropolitan Mokshitsky from Ukraine

Ukrainian Galician party demands to expel Metropolitan Mokshitsky from Ukraine

The Ukrainian Galician Party issued on June 7 an official statement demanding that Archbishop Metropolitan Mieczyslav Mokshitsky of Lvov Roman Catholic Church be personified non gr...

Politics - 09/06/2017     61

Ministry of Culture withholds statistics on UOC, – Bishop Clement (VIDEO)

Ministry of Culture withholds statistics on UOC, – Bishop Clement (VIDEO)

At the press conference on the theme "Anti-religious bills: challenges for Ukrainian society" held on May 16 in UNIAN, Bishop Clement (Vecheria), head of the Synodal Information an...

Politics - 18/05/2017     109

UOC is the only structure to unite the whole country, – Expert

UOC is the only structure to unite the whole country, – Expert

Church and state should coexist rather than interfere into each other’s work. It was said by the Director of the Ukranian Politics Fund Kost Bondarenko at the UNIAN press-conferenc...

Politics - 17/05/2017     83

Ukraine can’t avoid local Church, – Groysman

Ukraine can’t avoid local Church, – Groysman

Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groysman called the creation of a single local church in Ukraine an inevitable process, reports Zerkalo Nedeli (Mirror of the Week).

Politics - 14/04/2017     191

"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     213

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     321