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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     6

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     26

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     69

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     102

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     101

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     46

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     102

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     85

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     95

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     125

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     99

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     77

Head of Legal Department of UOC: Prohibition of Cross Procession in Borispol is contrary to Constitution

Head of Legal Department of UOC: Prohibition of Cross Procession in Borispol is contrary to Constitution

The decision of the Borispol City Council to ban the passage of the Cross Procession of peace of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church through Borispol is illegal, violates the Constitutio...

Faith Protection - 25/07/2016     80

Holy Synod of UOC reports illegal actions of Ministry of Culture to Prime Minister

Holy Synod of UOC reports illegal actions of Ministry of Culture to Prime Minister

July 20, 2016, the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church at its meeting adopted an appeal to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman on lengthy registration procedure...

Faith Protection - 21/07/2016     80

“Public Advocacy” calls to stop media publications discrediting Cross Procession

“Public Advocacy” calls to stop media publications discrediting Cross Procession

NGO “Public Advocacy” , non-profitable non-governmental organization which activity is aimed at human rights defense, called to stop publications in mass media, discrediting the Cr...

Faith Protection - 11/07/2016     125