Faith Protection

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     98

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     49

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     103

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     94

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     96

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     91

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     112

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     152

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     176

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     161

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     90

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     181

UOC: Adoption of draft law 4128 by the Parliament will inscribe unlawful into law

UOC: Adoption of draft law 4128 by the Parliament will inscribe unlawful into law

Draft law 4128 – on jurisdiction change of religious communities – will be considered in the Verkhovna Rada on October 6. It was reported head of the UOC Law Department Archpriest ...

Faith Protection - 04/10/2016     133

ROC protests against the persecution of dissidents in Ukraine

ROC protests against the persecution of dissidents in Ukraine

The Moscow Patriarchate opposed the "arbitrary arrests" and persecution of people on religious or ethnic grounds in Ukraine, reports RIA Novosti. "We believe that in the countrie...

Faith Protection - 27/09/2016     143

Expert: opening “Eurovision-2017” on the “Sophia of Kiev” territory is blasphemy

Expert: opening “Eurovision-2017” on the “Sophia of Kiev” territory is blasphemy

An opening ceremony of the song contest “Eurovision-2017” on the territory of the National Sanctuary “Sophia of Kiev” is blasphemy to appear as “dancing on the bones”. It was state...

Faith Protection - 22/09/2016     193