Expert: Poroshenko’s bill caused by lack of support for OCU among people

The bill on the liquidation of religious organizations is directed against the UOC, which Poroshenko cannot seize with the help of the OCU, says Andrei Zolotarev. Petro…

OCU cleric: Vaccine with cells from an aborted child is quite ethical

Andrei Dudchenko believes the abortion of the child who served as the source for the vaccine “was legal”, so there is no reason to refuse the AstraZeneca…

UOC community of Zadubrivka: Raiders shouted “Kill them!” but we withstood

The parishioners of the persecuted UOC community in Zadubrivka have been guarding the church from OCU raiders for the third year. On February 22, 2021, at the…

Address of UOC Chancellor to Congress of persecuted communities published

Metropolitan Anthony spoke about the specific steps that the UOC is taking to protect the persecuted communities. On February 22, 2021, at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, the UOC…

Ptycha community: After 6 years of persecution we remain faithful to UOC

The parishioners of the persecuted UOC community in Ptycha detailed the seizure of the church 6 years ago and asked to return the temple to the legal community….

UOC spokesperson: Thanks to centrist position, our Church unites country

Unlike the OCU and the UGCC, whose ideology is pro-nationalist, the UOC stands for universalism and centrism, said Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich. The Deputy Head of the Department…

Expert: Authorities must give top-down order to stop persecution of UOC

Elena Dyachenko believes that by revising the laws against the UOC adopted under Poroshenko, the authorities will give the top-down order to end the persecution. The top-down…

UOC spokesman: Believers are ready to take to streets to defend the Church

The UOC is holding back parishioners from mass street protests, but people are determined to take a decisive action to protect their Church, Father Nikolai said. Archpriest…

Party leader: Servants of the People will not support Poroshenko’s bill

“Servants” in the Rada are preparing an alternative bill on “collaborators”, which does not mention religious organizations, said the party leader Kornienko. MPs of the Verkhovna Rada…

Vatican: Mother of God unites Christianity and Islam

The Mother of God corresponds to “genetic codes of Judaism, Christianity and Islam,” therefore She can become a bridge between multicultural worlds, said the RCC priest. On February…

Filaret: Tomos prohibits transfer of UOC-KP communities in U.S. to Dumenko

Filaret Denisenko on the conference of the UOC-KP vicariate in the United States, which declared its subordination to the OCU: Tomos prohibits parishes outside Ukraine. The head of…

Russian Church recalls stance of new Serbian Patriarch on Ukrainian issue

The Deputy Head of the MP DECR said that the Primate of the Serbian Church had previously expressed support for the UOC and declared his rejection of…

UOC hierarch: Phanar wants to speak in EU on behalf of World Orthodoxy

Phanar is trying to position itself in the EU as a leader of all Orthodox Christians worldwide, which causes disagreement on the part of other Local Churches. Bishop…

Expert: Poroshenko’s bill will turn millions of UOC faithful against power

The authorities are unlikely to accept Poroshenko-initiated bill without provoking mass protests from believers and clergy of the UOC, believes Konstantin Bondarenko. It is unlikely that the majority representing…

MP DECR head: Western human rights activists silenсe persecution of UOC

The hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church noted the double standards of European human rights defenders who prefer not to notice the seizure of churches of the…

Poroshenko initiates a bill to liquidate religious organizations

According to the bill, a religious organization “threatening the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine” may be liquidated. On February 18, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine registered…

Expert: Poroshenko’s bill is dangerous not only for UOC

The bill initiated by Poroshenko is directed primarily against the UOC but is dangerous for other religious organizations, the expert believes. The religious expert, chairman of the…

Congress of believers of seized UOC churches appeals to government bodies

Representatives of the communities of the seized churches of the UOC called on the authorities to abolish anti-church laws and stop the persecution. Participants of the congress…

His Beatitude Met Onuphry addresses “Faithful” congress participants

People remain faithful to the UOC because the Church is the Mother who cannot be betrayed, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry wrote in his address. His Beatitude Metropolitan…

Met. Isaiah: Russian Church never interfered in affairs of Cyprus Church

Met. Isaiah believes that narrative on the ROC influencing the Church of Cyprus is intended to shape the opinion of Cypriot bishops on the issue of recognizing the OCU….

UOC Primate named among Heads of Churches who congratulated Pat. Porfirije

The congratulations of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry to the new Serbian Patriarch are mentioned among the Primates of Local Orthodox Churches on the SOC website. The name…

Patriarch Bartholomew: Interreligious dialogue is one of Phanar priorities

The head of Phanar said that Local Churches hinder the Orthodox testimony of Orthodoxy in Europe to be borne by the Patriarchate of Constantinople. On February 20,…

OCU in Rivne “consecrates” Plast scouts flag with the name of Nazi ally

In Rivne, in the OCU Cathedral, a flag of the Plast kuren, named after the OUN writer Samchuk, who collaborated with the Nazis in occupied Ukraine, was “consecrated”….

Expert: Phanar’s support for schism in Ukraine threatens Serbian Church

The Serbian Doctor of Science said the actions of the Phanar head in Ukraine show the SOC the situation with the Macedonian schism may be replayed. The…

UOC spokesman: In case of pressure, the Church can react like in Montenegro

When the rights of the Church are infringed, one should be sensible to understand where to be renitent and where to be humble, the UOC spokesman assures. The deputy…