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Believers of the UOC in Sumy will hold the procession on the feast of the Intercession of the Most Holy Virgin, despite the fact that officials have prohibited it, and consider the ban illegal, writes Podrobnosti.
The rector of the Holy Protection Church of the UOC in the village of Gribovitsa of the Ivanichi district, the Volyn region, Protopriest Igor Margita won an appeal against the chairman of the Gribovitsa village council Pavel Stepanets, who was one of the initiators of the Orthodox church grab by the Kyiv Patriarchate.
Prohibiting a standard cross procession in Sumy on the feast of the Intercession of the Most Holy Virgin, the authorities tests a new practice of prohibitions against the UOC, said the head of the analytical centre "Third Sector" Andrei Zolotarev to a UOJ correspondent.
The Ministry of Culture has not provided documents yet on the basis of which the Refectory Church of the St. Sophia of Kiev was transferred to the Kyiv Patriarchate. Such a statement was made by the head of the NGO "Public Advocacy" Oleg Denisov on the channel of the organization.
The head of the NGO "Public Advocacy" Oleg Denisov believes that the inaction of authorities, which do not stop the raider seizures of UOC churches, negatively affects the international image of the country. This opinion was expressed by the human rights advocate on the channel of the organization.
The head of the Legal Department of the UOC, Archpriest Alexander Bakhov, supported bill No. 6696 on introducing amendments to the Tax Code, pointing out that officials still create obstacles for re-registering the statutes of the UOC. He said this at a round table in Ukrinform dedicated to the theme: "Religious organizations in the legal field. Ho...
The consecration of the new church of the UOC in the village of Katerinovka of the Kremenets district, the Ternopil region, put an end to the two-year conflict with the schismatics, said to the UOJ the rector of the St. George's community of the UOC, Archpriest Sergei Gladun.
Thousands of Ukrainians have gone on a traditional pilgrimage to the Holy Land thanks to the pilgrimage centre of the UOC. On September 18, a pilgrimage to the shrines of Israel started, according to the Information and Education Department of the UOC.
In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine deputies of the European Parliament discuss the upholding of European values and the inadmissibility of religious discrimination with representatives of the Kyiv Patriarchate, reports on the Facebook page the executive director of the IRS Maxim Vasin.
The NGO "Public Advocacy" presented to the OSCE a number of issues related to the protection of the rights of UOC believers for consideration. The non-governmental public organization also confirmed that the report of the Head of the Representative Office of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church at International Organizations Bishop Victor (Kotsaba) of Bar...