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Honorary Patriarch Filaret tested positive for coronavirus

Honorary Patriarch Filaret tested positive for coronavirus

His Holiness Patriarch is undergoing treatment at a hospital.
18:54, 04 September 2020
Ukraine's MFA condemns OCU eviction from cathedral in Russia-occupied Crimea

Ukraine's MFA condemns OCU eviction from cathedral in Russia-occupied Crimea

Over 90 administrative cases against religious organizations in Crimea have been documented.
23:56, 05 August 2020
Ukraine's OCU, UGCC call on believers to celebrate Easter at home

Ukraine's OCU, UGCC call on believers to celebrate Easter at home

Epifaniy and Sviatoslav call on parishioners to "pray online".
13:20, 17 April 2020
Orthodox Church of Ukraine backs call for parishioners to stay home

Orthodox Church of Ukraine backs call for parishioners to stay home

People are offered to join in the prayer through remote communication channels.
21:20, 24 March 2020
RFE/RL: One-third of Ukrainians say they belong to church independent of Moscow

RFE/RL: One-third of Ukrainians say they belong to church independent of Moscow

An additional 8.2 percent said they belong to the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church.
17:50, 04 February 2020
Metropolitan Epifaniy: OCU's autocephaly to be recognized by other churches despite pressure from Russia

Metropolitan Epifaniy: OCU's autocephaly to be recognized by other churches despite pressure from Russia

Epifaniy says the Russian Orthodox Church is doing everything to prevent other churches from recognizing the independent status of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
17:50, 03 February 2020
Metropolitan Epifaniy: Orthodox Church of Ukraine in occupied Donbas active in underground

Metropolitan Epifaniy: Orthodox Church of Ukraine in occupied Donbas active in underground

The metropolitan added there were few priests who remained in the occupied part of Donbas.
17:20, 05 January 2020
Metropolitan Epifaniy announces Ecumenical Patriarch's visit to Ukraine

Metropolitan Epifaniy announces Ecumenical Patriarch's visit to Ukraine

According to Epifaniy, several more parishes are expected to join the newly created Orthodox Church of Ukraine in 2020.
19:35, 15 December 2019
Leader of Orthodox Church of Ukraine believes Filaret to change his mind, return to Synod

Leader of Orthodox Church of Ukraine believes Filaret to change his mind, return to Synod

Metropolitan Epifaniy says Filaret remains an OCU bishop.
22:30, 05 December 2019
Crimea occupying authorities to demolish Ukrainian Church's temple in Yevpatoria – Epifaniy

Crimea occupying authorities to demolish Ukrainian Church's temple in Yevpatoria – Epifaniy

He says this is the violation of the right to freedom of conscience and religion.
11:03, 19 November 2019
Ukraine's Orthodox leader meets Pompeo on U.S. visit (Photo)

Ukraine's Orthodox leader meets Pompeo on U.S. visit (Photo)

Metropolitan Epifaniy hopes Washington will continue its unwavering support of Ukraine's sovereignty.
23:10, 23 October 2019
Russian propaganda "ineffective": Epifaniy on Church of Greece recognizing Ukraine's new church

Russian propaganda "ineffective": Epifaniy on Church of Greece recognizing Ukraine's new church

Russian clerics attempted to exert pressure on the Greeks toward non-recognition of the independent Ukrainian church.
22:30, 14 October 2019
UN Human Rights Committee again demands that Russia roll back eviction of Ukrainian church from temple in occupied Simferopol

UN Human Rights Committee again demands that Russia roll back eviction of Ukrainian church from temple in occupied Simferopol

According to the ruling of the Russia-controlled court, OCU clerics must vacate the premises before September 23.
23:40, 20 September 2019
Synod in Greece rules Ukraine Church autocephaly "canonical"

Synod in Greece rules Ukraine Church autocephaly "canonical"

The relevant report was published on the official website of the Hellenic Orthodox Church.
16:40, 28 August 2019
Patriarch Filaret complains to Zelensky, OSCE over liquidation of Kyiv Patriarchate

Patriarch Filaret complains to Zelensky, OSCE over liquidation of Kyiv Patriarchate

Despite having voted for the autocephaly of the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Filaret now seeks reinstatement of Kyiv Patriarchate he led earlier.
09:25, 01 August 2019
Ministry of Culture confirms liquidation of Filaret's "Kyiv Patriarchate"

Ministry of Culture confirms liquidation of Filaret's "Kyiv Patriarchate"

On July 30, Honorary Patriarch Filaret appealed to the Ministry of Justice to "prolong" registration of the UOC-KP.
16:05, 31 July 2019
Epifaniy convenes Holy Synod of OCU to protest violations of religious rights in occupied Crimea

Epifaniy convenes Holy Synod of OCU to protest violations of religious rights in occupied Crimea

Honorary Patriarch Filaret, who has been challenging the dissolution of the Kyiv Patriarchate, did not attend.
23:00, 27 July 2019
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