The UOC-KP submitted a resolution to the Ministry of Culture and State Service for Ethnic Policy to continue its activities

On September 14, 2020, representatives of the “patriarch” Filaret Denisenko submitted to the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, as well as to the State Service for Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience, the “Resolution of the Local Council of the UOC-KP” on the continuation of the activities of the Kyiv Patriarchate dated June 20, 2019. This was announced on her facebook page by the head of the legal department of the UOC-KP Neonila Tkachenko. “On the attitude of the Ministry of the updated composition to freedom of conscience, the results…

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Filaret’s legal department reports on a year of opposition to the OCU

Lawyer of the Kyiv Patriarchate Neonila Tkachenko believes that the change of presidents in Ukraine did not contribute to the restoration of the registration of the UOC-KP. Tkachenko reported on the year of opposition to the OCU in the courts on her facebook page. “During this time, 1,658 letters and appeals, petitions and complaints were sent from a “non-existent” religious center. 21 lawsuits were filed in courts of all jurisdictions. 34 criminal proceedings were initiated. Over the course of a year, we managed to disassemble and expose to the details…

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“Those who call themselves the German deanery of the OCU are impostors”, – UOC-KP

The European Deanery of the UOC-KP again welcomed to return three former clerics of the Kyiv Patriarchate in Germany who refused to join the restored structure of Filaret. This was reported on the page of the deanery in facebook. “The parishes that remained with the Patriarch are the only legitimate ones from the former European Exarchate in the aspect of ecclesiastical law. Those that call themselves the “German Deanery of the OCU” are self-appointed and have no legitimate connection with the Church; neither with the OCU, nor with the Patriarchate…

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The Catholic Archdiocese of Cologne is dissuaded from providing a church to the UOC-KP community

The Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the German city of Cologne has provided premises for the local community of the UOC-KP for worship, but at the moment Roman Catholics are dissuaded from allowing the Filaret supporters to use the temple. This was reported on the page of the European Deanery of the UOC-KP in facebook. It is noted that the Dean of Europe Volodymyr Chaika was temporarily appointed by Filaret Denisenko himself, and the German Deanery of the UOC-KP after the departure of the previous leader from the…

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The German deanery of the UOC-KP would not find a contact with the Phanar for transferring

The head of the European deanery of the UOC-KP Volodymyr Chaika informed that Filaret`s structure abroad, in particular a parish in the German city of Cologne, had had to return to the Patriarchate of Kyiv, because nobody replied their request about joining at the Phanar. It`s reported on the deanery`s page in facebook. The German deanery was the oldest Filaret`s structure in Europe, submitting to the “patriarch” directly. Wishing to keep the ties with Ukraine, after giving the Tomos to the OCU, the parish in the city of Cologne through…

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The UOC-KP clergyman appointed by Filaret started church services in Madrid

On July the 19th 2020 it was informed that Pavel Filyushkin, appointed as the prior of the UOC-KP community in Madrid, had arrived at the parish and began serving. This was reported in the group “Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord of the UOC-KP in Madrid” on Facebook. On April the 1st 2020 it was announced that Filaret appointed to Madrid a cleric for a local UOC-KP parish. The cleric could not get to the place of serving by reason of quarantine restrictions. The church is located by the…

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The metropolis guarantees to the Russian vicariate autonomy and freedom of tradition, – metropolitan of Gaul

Metropolitan Emmanuel of Gaul (the Church of Constantinople), speaking at the constituent assembly of the vicariate of Russian parishes, which became part of the Metropolis of the Phanar in France, admitted that the last two years have been an expensive price for its founders. The hierarch’s speech is published in the July 2020 issue of La Lettre du Vicariat. “I know how difficult the last two years have been. The rifts took place in parishes, communities, and also in families. You can be sure that I am sorry for the…

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The UOC-KP community in Japan did not transfer to the Phanar, claiming the jurisdiction of the OCU

In an interview with the newspaper “Day”, Pavel Korolyuk, cleric of the Ukrainian Orthodox Mission of St. Judas in Japan, spoke about his decision to remain in the jurisdiction of the OCU, despite the demands of the Tomos. “Our Ukrainian Orthodox parish is the result of the unification of the Ukrainian community in Tokyo over 20 years ago. For most Ukrainians, it became uncomfortable to visit the ROC, which at that time was the only Orthodox church in Japan, so a group of families united and after a detailed discussion…

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The registration file of the “Kyiv Patriarchate” disappeared in an unknown direction, – lawyer of the UOC-KP

The courts cannot establish the location of the registration file of the Kyiv Patriarchate, which should have been transferred to the State Archives on December 23, 2019. The lawyer of the Kyiv Patriarchate Neonila Tkachenko announced this on Facebook. “Since the unreliable record of the termination of the religious center was made on December 13, 2019, the registration file, in accordance with the Procedure for the formation and preservation of registration files, must be kept for a year, and then destroyed. The red date is December 13, 2020. This is…

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Father Alexis Struve headed the vicariate of Russian parishes in the Phanar structure in France

On July 4, 2020, a constituent assembly of the vicariate of the parishes of the Russian tradition that remained in the jurisdiction of Constantinople after the transfer of the Western European Archdiocese to the Russian Orthodox Church was held on the surburb of Paris Meudon. As reported on the facebook page of one of the event participants, father Alexis Struve was elected the head of the vicariate. Also, as pointed in the comments to the publication, father Vladimir Yagello was elected as “the second in leadership in the Russian vicariate”.…

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