The number of Tomos adherents in UOC only decreasing, – religious expert

Statements about the number of parishes of the UOC, ready to transfer to a new church structure, do not correspond to reality, said Nikolai Mitrokhin. The number…

UN monitoring mission documents incidents against churches of UOC

OHCHR reports that the police opened criminal cases regarding two of the incidents against UOC temples. During the reporting period of May 16 – August 15, 2018,…

Phanar hierarch expresses regret about the decisions taken by ROC Synod

Metropolitan Augustine (Labardakis) of Germany hopes that difficulties in inter-Orthodox relations will be overcome as soon as possible. Metropolitan Augustine (Labardakis) of Germany, a bishop of the…

In Kiev, believers protest against the ban of old-style passports

Believers demand that they should be allowed to be issued old-style passports. The protesters oppose the decision of the Supreme Court to ban the refusal of a new…

Joe Biden speaks of importance of creating Single Local Church in Ukraine

Former Vice President Joe Biden expressed his support for the creation of an autocephalous church in Ukraine at the meeting with the head of the UOC KP…

Tulchin eparchy refutes media fake about Metropolitan Jonathan

A false publication on the website “Religion in Ukraine” is designed to quarrel the bishops of the UOC, the press service of the Tulchin eparchy note. The…

Met. Seraphim of Piraeus: Church shouldn’t be an instrument of geopolitics

The Church must not be used for the implementation of political plans, said Met. Seraphim of Piraeus, the hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Church. His Eminence believes…

Met. Anthony: “List of ten” UOC hierarchs who asked for Tomos is a fake

A list of ten bishops of the UOC is a fake meant to give the false impression that the canonical Church supports autocephaly in Ukraine, said Metropolitan…

In Uman, Hasidim set fire to the cross

A wooden Christian cross was set on fire by one of the Hasidim who celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, in Uman. The cross on the…

No one, except Phanar, will recognize a new church structure – UOC hierarch

The question of Ukrainian autocephaly is relevant for all Local Churches, said Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich). No Church, except Constantinople, will recognize the new church structure in Ukraine,…

US administration is behind Phanar actions in Ukraine, – bishop of ROC

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) believes that the United States is behind the actions of the Contantinople Patriarchate, and Americans do not hide that. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the head of…

Phanar recognizes Mazepa anathema as non-canonical

Archbishop Job (Getcha) of Telmessos said that anathema was imposed on the Ukrainian Hetman Ivan Mazepa by the Russian Orthodox Church for political reasons. The Ecumenical Patriarchate…

Metropolitan Anthony: Our people will defend their temples

Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich) said that provocations are afoot against the Kiev-Pechersk and Pochaev Lavras. Believers of the UOC will defend their shrines. This was stated by the Chancellor…

Jemilev: We explained to Erdogan how much Tomos matters to Crimean Tatars

Leader of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Jemilev said that he explained to Recep Erdogan “in layman’s terms” why Ukraine needs the Local Church. Tomos is very important…

Rada rejects a bill on reading “Our Father” before sessions start

MPs decided not to pray before the beginning of plenary sessions. The Verkhovna Rada removed draft law No. 6722 on reading the Lord’s prayer in Parliament immediately…

Abbot of Kiev Lavra tells of imminent provocations against the monastery

Metropolitan Pavel of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl urged to enhance prayers for Orthodox shrines. The Kiev-Pechersk Lavra continues to be facing threats. This was announced by the Abbot of…

Expert: Poroshenko is deluded about autocephaly cranking up his rating

Political technologists tell an outright lie to the President that autocephaly will significantly impact his rating and help get elected for a second term. The issue of…

UOC bishop on decisions of ROC Synod: We’re against an-eye-for-an-eye rule

“The decisions made by the Holy Synod of the ROC regarding the Church of Constantinople leave hope for dialogue,” said Met. Luke of Zaporozhye and Melitopol. “The…

In Brest UOC bishops honour 370th anniversary of St. Athanasius’ death

In Belarus, celebrations were held on the occasion of the anniversary of the death of St. Martyr Athanasius of Brest, a fighter against the Union of Brest….

Greek Church urges Phanar to cease communication with Ukrainian schismatics

Against the backdrop of Constantinople’s interference in the church affairs of Ukraine, the Greek Church reminded that canons forbid to communicate with schismatics. His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim…

Yuri Shukhevich demands to audit Ukrainian Lavras

The former leader of the UNA-UNSO Yuri Shukhevich called on the authorities to establish control over the church property of the Kiev-Pechersk and Pochaev Lavras. MP from…

A blatant lie about our monastery hinders the dialogue, – Bishop Gedeon

Rector of the Tithe Monastery comments on the case of the cancellation of the registration of the rights to the real estate of the Tithes Church community….

ROCOR calls attempt to grant autocephaly in Ukraine a “political attack”

There are political forces that want to divide Orthodox unity, Met. Hilarion of the Russian Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) believes. The ongoing attempt to grant autocephaly…

Hate speech against UOC believers increasing, – Bishop Viktor (Kotsaba)

The situation of the UOC worsened in 2018, said Bishop Viktor (Kotsaba), head of the UOC Representative Office to European international organizations. In Ukraine, hate speech against…

Today we are dragged into the format of a political party, – UOC Primate

The Church should be led by Christ, not politicians, said His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry. The Church is dragged into the format of a political party, His Beatitude…