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It is impossible to legalize schism, – Met. Anthony about meeting in Phanar

Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich) spoke of what the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the Patriarchate of Constantinople had talked about. On June 23, representatives of the…

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Bishop Irinej: One can’t grant autocephaly without request of Church itself

Autocephaly is not a matter of politics, says the famous theologian, a member of the Crete Council, Bishop Irinej of Bačka. To resolve the issue of granting…

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Met. Mitrofan: Phanar doesn’t want to say “no” to Ukrainian authorities

The Patriarchate of Constantinople cannot refuse the authorities of Ukraine, believes Metropolitan Mitrofan (Yurchuk) of Lugansk and Alchevsk. Metropolitan Mitrofan said this in an interview with the…

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Struggle of UOC community for Konstantinovka church to continue in ECHR

The Supreme Court reviewed the case of the Sretensky temple (the Church of the Presentation of the Lord) not in favor of the believers of the Gorlovka…

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Bishop Irinej of Backa: Phanar’s unilateral decision on Ukraine is a sin

The representative of the Serbian Orthodox Church doubts that Phanar will decide on granting autocephaly to Ukraine, bypassing the canonical rules. Bishop Irinej of Backa said that…

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Police arrest suspects in the murder of a church watchman

On June 20, criminal police officers detained the suspects of beating a church watchman in the Melitopol church of the UOC. The latter were previously convicted local…

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American priest: Vatican is sidelining Uniates for good relations with ROC

The American priest Raymond J. de Souza believes that Pope Francis is sacrificing Ukrainian Greek Catholics for the development of relations with the ROC. The Catholic clergyman…

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Bulgarian Church does not change its position on autocephaly in Ukraine

The idea of autocephaly in Ukraine did not find support among the top leadership of the BOC. This is evidenced by the results of the recent meeting…

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Metropolitan Luke turns to MIA head due to a murder in the temple

Metropolitan of Zaporozhye and Melitopol Luke appealed to Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko in connection with the brutal murder in the temple. Below…

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Ivano-Frankovsk RSA tells who owns the temple in Kolomyia

The RSA responded to the request of the administrator of the Ivano-Frankovsk Eparchy of the UOC Bishop Tikhon, who ascertained on what grounds the Annunciation Cathedral in…

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Pochaev Lavra responds to accusations of dislike for the Ukrainian language

The Lavra reacted to the scandal that began in the media: the monastery was accused local priests of not giving communion to the children who pray in…

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Uniates with radicals organize a “Christian military” camp

There appeared an advertisement urging children from 14 to 18 years to go to the camp “Defender”, organized by the military chaplaincy department of the Patriarchal Curia…

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Klimkin to hold talks with Patriarch Theophilos III in Israel

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin will be on a working visit to Israel on June 18-19, where he will hold a meeting with the…

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Fanar-caused religious war may start in Ukraine, – political expert

A full-scale religious conflict in Ukraine can begin due to the fault of Constantinople, believes journalist Viacheslav Pikhovshek. The actions of Constantinople can provoke persecutions of the…

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Hundreds of believers pray at the Rada for preservation of family values

About 1,000 believers took part in the prayer service for the preservation of Christian family values and peace-granting in Ukraine. On June 17, the moleben at Mariinsky…

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Filaret announces when SLC will get autocephaly

Filaret believes that Tomos and autocephaly for the SLC are to be bestowed by the Constantinople Patriarchate in the nearest time, as early as in the summer. It…

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Patriarch Irinej of Serbia entered into the “Mirotvorets” database

The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church was entered into the database as “a perpetrator against the national security of Ukraine”. The website “Mirotvorets” (“Peacemaker”) reports that…

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Kravchuk and Kuchma ask Primate of Czech Lands to support SLC

Ex-presidents visited Metropolitan Rostislav to discuss issues on granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church. On May 30, the Ukrainian delegation with the participation of former presidents Leonid…

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Сourt hearings on the illegal construction of Tithes Monastery begin

On May 29, the District Administrative Court of Kiev held the first hearings on the case of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos Tithes (Desiatinny) Monastery….

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Filaret defines the condition for autocephaly: to deprive UOC of the name

The head of the Kiev Patriarchate said that the state is obliged to compel the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to rename. During a press conference in Lutsk, the…

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Parubiy tells Pat. Theophilos III about the need for SLC for over an hour

The Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrei Parubiy met with the Patriarch of Jerusalem during his official visit to Israel. The main topic of the conversation was…

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UOC hierarch of Constantinople See: The blooming city of Myra is long gone

Metropolitan Pavel (Lebed) said that under Turkish law, the Patriarch of Constantinople is only the leader of the small Greek community of Istanbul. The vicar of the…

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Metropolitan Alexander (Drabinko) volunteers to be the “voice” of SLC

Metropolitan Alexander (Drabinko) of Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky and Vishnevoye asked the parishioners of his church for the mandate to “be the voice of his flock” in the matter of…

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UOC condemns provocative statements of Metropolitan Alexander (Drabinko)

The Holy Synod of the UOC called on Metropolitan Alexander (Drabinko) of Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky and Vishnevoye to refrain from making statements that entice the hearts of believers. If…

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UOC Holy Synod publishes an official position on SLC

The hierarchs formalized an opinion of the canonical Church relating to the initiatives on “granting a Tomos of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine”, reports the…