“Expert” accused the UOC of disrupting the European integration of Ukraine

“Religious scholar” Dmitry Gorevoy shared with the readers of “Radio Svoboda” his “insider”, in which he said that in 2016 the UOC “disrupted” the ratification of the Association Agreement with Ukraine, agitating the Dutch against the agreement. However, the “expert” forgot to mention that 61.1% of the Dutch who came to the referendum voted against, and the reasons for the negative vote had nothing to do with religion. “The UOC (MP) actively worked to disrupt the European integration of Ukraine. In 2016, when the last chord of the ratification of…

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Ex-president Poroshenko and head of the OCU Epiphany congratulated Patriarch Bartholomew on his birthday

Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople celebrated his 81st birthday. He was congratulated by both Petro Poroshenko and the head of the OCU Epiphanius. Poroshenko called the head of Phanar “an example of love and mercy that Ukrainians have repeatedly experienced for themselves.” Congratulations are published by Ukrinform. “For all Orthodox Christians, you have become an example of great service to the Lord, an example of love and mercy that we, Ukrainians, have repeatedly experienced on ourselves,” Poroshenko wrote in his congratulations. In turn, the head of the OCU said: “Having provided…

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Believers of the UOC should be ready to go out into the streets at the call of the Church, – speaker of the UOC

The UOC is a great power, the largest Church in the country, and it is important that the authorities see this. Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich, deputy head of the Department for External Church Relations of the UOC, wrote about this in his Telegram channel, commenting on the words of political scientist Ruslan Bortnik that the authorities may abandon attempts to play with religious themes if they see strong resistance from believers. “All believers of the UOC should be ready to go out into the streets as soon as there is a…

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The appeal of the believers of the UOC to Zelensky did not get

On February 15, 2021, the believers of the UOC addressed a collective appeal to the President of Ukraine regarding the increase in the facts and the continuation of the illegal practice of seizure and re-registration of religious communities of the UOC. Unfortunately, the collective appeal personally to the President was not received, writes the Union of Orthodox Lawyers. The appeal was considered by the head of the department for citizens’ appeals of the Office of the President of Ukraine. Thus, by Letter No. 22 / 008352-26 of 22.02.2021, the applicants…

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