Faith Protection

European human rights defender urges to curb lawlessness in Kolomyia

European human rights defender urges to curb lawlessness in Kolomyia

On November 22, 2017, at the OSCE conference in Yerevan, the executive director of the observatory on intolerance and discrimination against Christians in Europe said that the auth...

Faith Protection - 24/11/2017     4

Human rights defenders have the attacks on Cross Procession of UOC-2016 investigated

Human rights defenders have the attacks on Cross Procession of UOC-2016 investigated

On November 9, in response to a statement by the NGO "Public Advocacy", criminal proceedings were opened on violations of the rights of the UOC faithful during the All-Ukrainian Cr...

Faith Protection - 12/11/2017     19

UOC believers of Stary Gvozdets say how they were kicked out from the temple

UOC believers of Stary Gvozdets say how they were kicked out from the temple

UOC parishioners from the village of Stary Gvozdets of the Ivano-Frankivsk region spoke about the persecutions on behalf of the village authorities and representatives of the Kyiv ...

Faith Protection - 07/11/2017     36

Kiev-Pechersk Lavra announces a threat of radicals committing an attack

Kiev-Pechersk Lavra announces a threat of radicals committing an attack

Vicegerent of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl Paul, fears an attack on the shrine by representatives of radical forces on October 14...

Faith Protection - 11/10/2017     59

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     134

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     123

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     157

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     219

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     170

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     252

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     220

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     230

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     200

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     242

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     277