ROC rep explains why in Russia they’ll never portray Christ as a black man

Archpriest Leonid Kalinin commented on the painting with the “black Christ” placed in solidarity with the BLM movement in St. Alban’s Cathedral in England. The image of black Jesus…

Fr. Andrei Tkachev: There’s a verse of Psalter on every brick of St. Sophia

Famous preacher Archpriest Andrei Tkachev commented on the intention of the Turkish authorities to convert the Hagia Sophia Cathedral into a mosque. On July 7, 2020, Archpriest…

Mass media: OCU activists staging takeover of UOC temple in Novozhyvotiv

Believers of the UOC and the police agreed to guard the temple of the canonical Church in Novozhyvotiv, which can be attacked by activists of the OCU….

“Where are SBU and intelligence?” Uniates of Zolochiv oppose UOC temple

According to representatives of the UGCC in Zolochiv, the UOC will not build a temple but a facility for sabotage and extracting information. On July 8, 2020,…

UOC hierarch: Hagia Sophia’s status can be changed only toward Eucharist

Archbishop Alexy believes that the Temple of the Wisdom of God in Istanbul does not belong to Phanar, Turkey, UNESCO or to anyone or anything else –…

RCC finds “almost no discrepancies” between Catholics and Orthodox

The Vatican representative believes that today there are almost no divisions between Catholics and Orthodox left, except for the issue of the primacy of the pope. Catholic priest…

Patriarch Daniel speaks against conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque

On behalf of the Holy Synod, clergy and believers of the Romanian Church, Patriarch Daniel upheld the preservation of the status of Hagia Sophia Cathedral as a…

Christians protest against film with Jackson’s daughter playing Christ

Верующие опубликовали петицию с требованием не выпускать в прокат фильм с дочерью поп-звезды Майкла Джексона в роли Иисуса. A petition against the film “Habit” was published online with…

Patriarch Theophilos hopes Turkey will keep current status of Hagia Sophia

The Jerusalem Patriarch expressed concern over calls from members of the Turkish government to alter the current status of Hagia Sophia and convert it into a mosque. His Beatitude…

Phanar Head: Church is misguidedly deemed as male-centered

Patriarch Bartholomew believes that the essential role women play in the family proves the views of the Church on them to be wrong. On July 7, 2020,…

ROC hopes Montenegrin President won’t repeat Poroshenko’s mistakes

No one points to the intervention of RCC in the internal affairs of other countries, but Djukanovic wants to have his own Church for Montenegro, said the ROC DECR Head. Metropolitan…

RF State Duma appeals to Turkish Parliament regarding Hagia Sophia

State Duma MPs called on the Turkish authorities to take all possible steps in order to prevent damage that could be caused by altering the status of…

RF rep calls to remember world status of Sophia in deciding on its status

The Kremlin hopes that in determining the status of the Hagia Sophia Cathedral, Turkish authorities will take into account its global significance and sacred value. Russian authorities…

Quarantine to be eased in Kyiv, Lviv and Odessa regions

Ternopil and Kharkiv regions still can’t ease quarantine requirements, while Odessa and Lviv regions are allowed to. On 6 July 2020, the Ukrainian Health Ministry excluded Kyiv…

Serbian hierarch: Montenegrin power reverts to fascist methods

Metropolitan Amfilohije believes that the persecutors of the Church in Montenegro defend their own power and their wealth with the help of hatred and discord. The Head…

Zoria serves “liturgy” in Kovpyta temple the court ruled to return to UOC

On May 20, the Supreme Court of Ukraine, consisting of a panel of judges of the Cassation Court, recognized the final decision to return the UOC temple…

ROC hierarch: Unity of Orthodoxy is broken due to actions of Phanar Head

The rift that occured in Ukraine for political reasons, due to the actions of Patriarch Bartholomew, is now a pan-Orthodox split, said the Chairman of the ROC DECR….

Pat. Kirill: Menace to Hagia Sophia threatens all Christian civilization

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church spoke on the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Hagia Sophia is a great Christian shrine, and a threat to…

UOC Chancellor: Modern society is mired in unhealthy tolerance

The Western world continues to make concessions to certain minorities that consider themselves disadvantaged, moving away from the truth in Christ, Met. Anthony noted. For a society…

UOC cleric: Now it’s important to change people rather than fight slavery

The struggle against slavery is not so important now, it is important to change the person so that he/she can’t offend others, says Archpriest Alexander Klimenko. On…

Putin states the need for public monitoring of LGBT propaganda

Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed countering LGBT propaganda with “non-aggressive” public monitoring. “You can’t monitor everyone, who thought up which label and where, and so on….

“Osnova” Publishing House sued for corruption of minors

The “Osnova” publishing group has published a number of books on child sex education, the content of which may qualify as corruption of minors. The civil movement…

Bishop Victor: Orthodox people will never agree to same-sex civil unions

The UOC hierarch commented on the recent adoption of the law on lifelong same-sex partnership in Montenegro, where about 75% of the population is considered Orthodox. The decision…

Uman Mayor opposes the arrival of pilgrims from Israel this year

The Mayor of Uman believes that it is inappropriate for pilgrims from Israel to come to Ukraine because of the coronavirus. Mayor of Uman Alexander Tsebriy said…

Epiphany: We are on the road to democracy, and OCU only proves it

Epiphany Dumenko believes that the creation of the OCU is an outstanding achievement on the path of Ukraine to democracy. The head of the OCU, Epiphany Dumenko,…