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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     67

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     68

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     77

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     69

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     94

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     126

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     150

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     145

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     82

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     154

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     114

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     121

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     165

In Nikiforovtsy village, Vinnitsa region, believers stood up for their church

In Nikiforovtsy village, Vinnitsa region, believers stood up for their church

Radical activists were set to grab a near-cemetery church of Saint Basil the Great from the UOC community. According to the UOJ source, thanks to the priests’ awareness-raising eff...

Faith Protection - 10/08/2016     145

Public organization which has no relation to UOC is preparing its own “Cross Procession” tomorrow

Public organization which has no relation to UOC is preparing its own “Cross Procession” tomorrow

As reported by UOC sources, an application for holding a cross procession has been newly filed in the Kiev City Council. The action was initiated by Valentin Lukiyanik, the man who...

Faith Protection - 26/07/2016     116