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ROC: US State Department report does not pay due attention to discrimination against UOC

ROC: US State Department report does not pay due attention to discrimination against UOC

The ROC is preparing an official letter to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in connection with the US State Department report on the situation with religious freedom in the worl...

Politics - 27/09/2017     40

Political analyst: Power methodically narrows the activity of the UOC

Political analyst: Power methodically narrows the activity of the UOC

Prohibiting a standard cross procession in Sumy on the feast of the Intercession of the Most Holy Virgin, the authorities tests a new practice of prohibitions against the UOC, said...

Politics - 23/09/2017     40

“Right Sector” urges to destroy the UOC

“Right Sector” urges to destroy the UOC

The Ukrainian nationalist party “Right Sector” in its updated program called the UOC the “fifth column” and urged to crush it.

Politics - 15/09/2017     136

President promises not to sign anti-church bill

President promises not to sign anti-church bill

On September 7, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, in his address to the Verkhovna Rada deputies, said that he would not sign the bill, according to which the candidatures ...

Politics - 08/09/2017     118

Poroshenko personally undertakes to create One Local Church

Poroshenko personally undertakes to create One Local Church

On September 7, pronouncing his address in the Verkhovna Rada, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko declared he is set to pursue with an idea of creating a Local Orthodox Church.

Politics - 08/09/2017     67

Antichurch laws and Filaret – Hero of Ukraine: what the Verkhovna Rada will be busy with

Antichurch laws and Filaret – Hero of Ukraine: what the Verkhovna Rada will be busy with

The seventh session of the Verkhovna Rada is going to consider 11 bills concerning the religious sphere. All of them are included in the draft agenda awaiting approval.

Politics - 07/09/2017     65

Parubiy gathers enemies of UOC to resolve the issue of the Unified Local Church

Parubiy gathers enemies of UOC to resolve the issue of the Unified Local Church

Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Andrei Parubiy, held a meeting on the creation of the Unified Local Church and convened active opponents of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Politics - 05/09/2017     50

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     103

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     60

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     60

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     55

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     64

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     68

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     67

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     69