Ukraine condemns Russian court move toward church eviction in occupied Crimea The Russian Federation has once again made efforts to destroy Ukrainian cultural centers in Crimea, persecuting the Ukrainian congregation.
14:00, 05 August 2020
Ukrainian Orthodox Church in occupied Crimea under imminent threat following top сourt ruling With Russia systematically trying to eliminate any Ukraine-associated elements from occupied Crimea, Klyment recently spoke of the Church having become the only island of Ukrainian identity and spirituality on the occupied peninsula.
11:30, 05 August 2020
Russian security agencies using religion as tool to meddle in Ukraine – intelligence chief The Kremlin is sowing splits in society through Russian Orthodoxy.
11:40, 02 August 2020
Zelensky offers to make Hanukkah, Qurban Bayram national religious holidays The move aims to ensure constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens, realization of equal rights and opportunities for all worshipers, respect for the history, culture, and traditions of Ukraine's multiethnic and multiconfessional society.
22:30, 30 July 2020
Mariupol synagogue reports attack by man with axe The offender has managed to escape.
15:18, 28 July 2020
Ukraine parliament's committee developing bill to fight against religious sects It is about religious organizations that operate as financial institutions and take money from people.
22:20, 19 July 2020
"Inciting religious hatred": SBI confirms another investigation targeting Poroshenko The proceeding was launched following a complaint lodged by supporters of the dislodged church.
21:10, 18 June 2020
Reuters: Russia inaugurates cathedral without mosaics of Putin, Stalin (Video) The richly decorated 95-metre high cathedral, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, was built outside Moscow in less than two years.
13:15, 15 June 2020
RFE/RL: Crimean court jails Jehovah's Witness for six years for 'extremist' activity Gerasimov is the second Jehovah's Witness to be sentenced in Crimea, and the 30th Jehovah's Witness convicted in Russia and Crimea since 2017.
10:40, 05 June 2020
Russian-backed church's Sviatohirsk Lavra keeps ignoring quarantine measures (Video) Some 400 monks and 200 locally displaced persons reportedly reside in the Lavra.
18:30, 27 April 2020
UOC-MP's Kyiv Theological Academy reports 19 coronavirus cases All these 19 people are now on self-isolation in the academy's dormitory under the supervision of doctors.
15:00, 17 April 2020
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
Ukraine's senior health official explains government's move to refrain from shutting down churches pending quarantine The official also explained why a ban on crowds had been introduced.
14:00, 15 April 2020
Some 85% of Ukrainians do not plan to go to church on Easter – poll A total of 4% intend to go to worship, while 7% are just going to have priests bless their Easter basket.
14:40, 14 April 2020
Eastern Christians celebrate Palm Sunday, western Christians observe Easter on April 12 On Willow Sunday, all eastern Christian churches conduct a rite of blessing pussy willow branches.
18:30, 12 April 2020
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
Zelensky calls on church leaders to conduct services online People need faith, but they need safety just as much.
09:55, 24 March 2020
RFE/RL: Court in Russia-controlled Crimea sends Jehovah's Witness to prison for six years Russia officially banned the Jehovah's Witnesses in April 2017.
19:29, 05 March 2020
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