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Ministry of Culture recognizes UOC as the most powerful denomination in Ukraine (VIDEO)

Ministry of Culture recognizes UOC as the most powerful denomination in Ukraine (VIDEO)

One-third of all clergymen, two-third of all Orthodox parishes, three-third of all students in theological schools and nearly all the Orthodox monkhood refers to the Ukrainian Orth...

Faith Protection - 13/06/2017     120

Holy Synod appeals to authorities to stop persecutions of the Church

Holy Synod appeals to authorities to stop persecutions of the Church

At the session of the Holy Synod held on May 27 Archpriests discussed anti-church bills ## 4128 and 4511, as well as blocking of statute registration from by Ministry of Culture. T...

Faith Protection - 29/05/2017     77

Vladimir Legoyda: Kiev Patriarchate is a wound on the body of Ukrainian Orthodoxy

Vladimir Legoyda: Kiev Patriarchate is a wound on the body of Ukrainian Orthodoxy

Kiev Patriarchate which is not recognized by any of the Orthodox Churches in the world is a wound on the body of the Ukrainian Orthodoxy inflicted at the beginning of the 90-s as a...

Faith Protection - 04/05/2017     107

Supreme Court defends Ivano-Frankivsk faithful from the mayor’s claims

Supreme Court defends Ivano-Frankivsk faithful from the mayor’s claims

The highest judicial body of the Ukrainian judicial system ruled in favor of the parishioners of the Holy Transfiguration Church of the UOC of Ivano-Frankivsk, reports the website ...

Faith Protection - 28/03/2017     176

Metropolitan Bartholomew of Rivne discusses with OSCE mission violations of  UOC believers’ rights

Metropolitan Bartholomew of Rivne discusses with OSCE mission violations of UOC believers’ rights

The OSCE mission continues to monitor inter-confessional issues in the Rivne region. This time, OSCE officers, who arrived in Rivne from the Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk offices, met w...

Faith Protection - 28/03/2017     121

A schismatic should repent to avoid even worse schism, – Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovchan (VIDEO)

A schismatic should repent to avoid even worse schism, – Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovchan (VIDEO)

Schism is born by pride. A human succumbs to his/her pride and infects others. It was said by Metropolitan of Lovchan Gabriel of the Bulgarian Orhtodox Church in his interview to t...

Faith Protection - 16/02/2017     181

Head of Cherkassy Regional Council: I’d rather resign than betray canonical Church

Head of Cherkassy Regional Council: I’d rather resign than betray canonical Church

Chairman of Cherkassy regional council Alexander Velbivets said during the session on 3 February he would rather step down than betray his faith. He said it answering the question ...

Faith Protection - 06/02/2017     164

UOC spokesperson: Kiev Patriarchate deepens the schism

UOC spokesperson: Kiev Patriarchate deepens the schism

In Ukraine, no church unification process is under way at the moment. This was said by deputy head of the Synodal Department of the UOC for External Relations Archpriest Nikolai Da...

Faith Protection - 21/01/2017     167

Political expert: Attacks of the UOC temples happen due to hate fuelled by some MPs

Political expert: Attacks of the UOC temples happen due to hate fuelled by some MPs

Assaults of the UOC temple in Kiev on 16 January is now the 13th attack in the incident array, herewith the offenders have not been taken to account in a single case, to make matte...

Faith Protection - 17/01/2017     149

Believers of Ptichya village ask the police to secure the UOC temple

Believers of Ptichya village ask the police to secure the UOC temple

The UOC faithful of Ptichya village of Dubno district, Rovno region were able to defend their church from schismatics, who had tried to take it over, and now request the police to ...

Faith Protection - 03/01/2017     179

Ivano-Frankivsk eparchy of the UOC intends to defend its church

Ivano-Frankivsk eparchy of the UOC intends to defend its church

The Legal Department of Ivano-Frankivsk Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is preparing a cassation appeal and claims to international legal organizations. According to a UOC...

Faith Protection - 07/11/2016     224

Bill № 4511 will lead to the collapse of the Ministry of Сulture, – expert (VIDEO)

Bill № 4511 will lead to the collapse of the Ministry of Сulture, – expert (VIDEO)

Archpriest Alexander Bakhov, the head of the Legal Department of the UOC, believes that bill № 4511, if entered into force, will block the work of the Ministry of Culture. The head...

Faith Protection - 17/10/2016     243

Draft Law # 4128 – a level of pressure on the Church, – expert

Draft Law # 4128 – a level of pressure on the Church, – expert

Mikhail Pogrebinsky, Director of Kiev Center for Political Studies and Conflict Management, believes that draft law # 4128 demonstrates continued attacks of the canonical Ukrainian...

Faith Protection - 05/10/2016     236

Prayer against draft law # 4128 began near the Parliament of Ukraine (PHOTO)

Prayer against draft law # 4128 began near the Parliament of Ukraine (PHOTO)

In the morning of October 5, parishioners of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church gathered near the Verkhovna Rada for standing in prayer. The believers express their concern about draft ...

Faith Protection - 05/10/2016     113

UOC warned against adoption of “raider” draft law (VIDEO)

UOC warned against adoption of “raider” draft law (VIDEO)

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church urges MPs not to vote for draft law #4128. The UOC representatives told about it on October 5 at the Information Agency “Ukrainian News” at the press-...

Faith Protection - 05/10/2016     247