Synod of UOC-KP decides to support bills Nos. 4128, 5309

The Kyiv Patriarchate decided to support bills Nos. 4128 and 5309 on introducing amendments to the Law “On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations” at the “synod” on October 21. The decision is recorded in Journal No. 28, reports the... Read more

Uniate publishes a list of temples which are “to be returned”

Chaplain of the UGCC Michael Zabandzhala compiled and published a list of temples within the borders of the Ternopil-Zboriv diocese which do not belong to the Uniates yet. The chaplain noted that “110 temples have not been returned”. The list... Read more

Religious confrontation brewing in Ostrovets of Ivano-Frankivsk region

On October 22, in the village of Ostrovets of the Gorodenka district, the Ivano-Frankivsk region, representatives of the Kyiv Patriarchate demanded from the UOC community that they could have an opportunity to pray in the St. George the Victorious Church of... Read more

UOC community prays outside seized church in the village of Stary Gvozdets (PHOTOS)

On October 22, at 7:00, the UOC community of the village of Stary Gvozdets of the Ivano-Frankivsk region was forced to pray out in the street. As a UOJ correspondent reports, at 11:00 the representatives of the Kyiv Patriarchate came... Read more

UOC believers pushed out of the church in Kolomyia with police inaction (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

On October 22, Uniates, who seized the Annunciation Church in Kolomyia, brought the UOC believers out of the territory of the church by force. As a UOJ correspondent reports, the situation was observed by about 60 policemen. They did not... Read more

UOC publishes a video about bullying believers in the seized church of Kolomyia

Members of the Coordinating Council of the military chaplains of the UGCC in Kolomyia, who seized the Annunciation Church of the UOC, continue to persecute the faithful of the community, writes the press service of the Ivano-Frankivsk eparchy. It is... Read more

UOC KP and mass media deliberately distort church raiding facts, – Head of the UOC Law Department

The Kyiv Patriarchate and the biased mass media tend to distort the information related to seizures of temples of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, said the head of the UOC Law Department, Archpriest Alexander Bakhov. This is written by the Information... Read more

UGCC “chaplains” who seized a temple in Kolomyia turn out impostors, – UOC

Following the raider seizure by the “Uniate chaplains” of the Annunciation temple in Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivsk eparchy forwarded an inquiry to the law enforcement bodies of the AFU. The reply was that “the UGCC priests in question are not subordinated to the... Read more

A UOC temple taken over in Ivano-Frankivsk region

In the village of Stary Gvozdets, Kolomyia district, there was a meeting of the territorial community at the village council. Reрresentatives of the Kyiv Patriarchate agitated the villagers to transfer the UOC rural temple to schismatics. Parishioners of the temple and... Read more

Uniates cut locks from the church in Kolomyia and hold a service there

On October 18, representatives of the UGCC arbitrarily conducted their service in the Annunciation Church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Kolomyia. As reported by the press service of the Ivano-Frankivsk eparchy, there was no power clash with the believers... Read more

Radicals announce the date of Orthodox church seizure in the village of Ostrovets

On October 18, the rector of the St. George the Victorious Church in the village of Ostrovets, Fr. Nikolai Bogachenko, was called to the village council to demand that the priest give the keys to the church. As reported by... Read more

Two new temples to be built in Rovno region instead of the seized ones (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Immediately two new temples of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, instead of those illegally seized by supporters of the Kyiv Patriarchate, are to be built in Rovno region. The first will rise in the village of Rachyn of Dubno district, while the... Read more

Vinnitsa officials cross themselves to “holy” Petlyura (VIDEO)

At the ceremony of unveiling the monument to Simon Petlyura, the Vinnitsa officials laid flowers and crossed themselves to the sculpture. The monument was opened on October 14, the day of the celebration of the Protection of the Holy Virgin... Read more

UOC community is forced to pass to schism in Ivano-Frankovsk (VIDEO)

On October 14, 2017 members of the Kyiv Patriarchate at a meeting of the residents of Ostrovok village in Gorodenka district of Ivano-Frankovsk region, under the leadership of the village head, announced the transfer of the community, its temple and... Read more

Sumy Cathedral defender is in coma for two years, the criminal is at large

Anatoly Borisenko, who was severely beaten in the territory of the Transfiguration Cathedral of the city of Sumy in October 2015, remains critically ill. Anatoly Borisenko, who was severely beaten in the territory of the Transfiguration Cathedral of the city of... Read more

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 14-17, during the Feast of the Intercession, ”Vesti” reports. Vladyka wrote letters with a... Read more

UN session in Geneva begins to consider violations of UOC believers’ rights

On October 10, the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council began its work in Geneva. Chairman of the Representation of the UOC to European International Organizations, Bishop Victor Baryshevsky (Kotsaba), and head of the NGO “Public Advocacy” Oleg... Read more

KP and Uniates do not want Nikopol to be patronized by Christian saint

“Hieromonk” Mercury of the Kyiv Patriarchate on his Facebook page published an open appeal of the Council of Churches of the city of Nikopol, in which the representative of the Kyiv Patriarchate, a Roman Catholic priest, a priest of the... Read more

UOC-KP chaplain quits the army and promises hell for Poroshenko and Avakov

Notorious chaplain of the AFU “priest” Andrey Chmel wrote in the announcement on his Facebook page he would demobilize from the army starting from October 5, and accused the political administration of the country of “derailing the war between Russia and... Read more

Maidan priest of UOC-KP blesses Saakashvili for overthrow of power

The priest of the Kiev Patriarchate, Nikolai Fatich, the rector of the Archangel Michael’s Church of the village of Balkovtsy, blessed Mikhail Saakashvili “to sweep away with his truth a bunch of scoundrels,” referring to the current government in Ukraine.... Read more

UGCC usurps Roman Catholic churches in the west of Ukraine, – Metropolitan of RCC

The issue of usurpation of Roman Catholic shrines by Greek Catholics remains unresolved, said the RCC Metropolitan of Lviv Mieczyslaw Mokshitsky to the edition Gaudete.Ru. Metropolitan Mieczyslaw Mokszycski stressed that the democratic Ukrainian government took the Roman Catholic churches and... Read more

Сourt recognizes the rights of UOC community to church in Kolomyia

On October 4, the Ivano-Frankivsk District Administrative Court recognized the legitimacy of the rights of the UOC community to the Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kolomyia and the sealing of the church illegal, reports the Ivano-Frankivsk... Read more

Facebook begins to collect data on UOC priests

The group “Down with Moscow priests in Galicia!”, registered in the social network, collects information about the parishes of the UOC in the Lviv region and calls to oppose the Church. The group’s activists ask to send information about the clergy... Read more

UA: Pershyi removes religious programmes from air

The National Public Television and Radio Company of Ukraine, which appears under the logo UA: Pershyi (First), removed the religious programme “Vichne” (“Eternal”) from the air, writes the resource All News. The programme is dedicated to five-minute messages of clergymen... Read more

There is a way to resolve the church schism in Ukraine, – Patriarch Theophilus

Schism is the greatest sin within the Church, this is the split within the body of the Church, said Patriarch Theophilus III of Jerusalem in the series of interviews “The Word to Ukrainians”. “We have to try our best, our... Read more