The interference of the authorities in the activities of religious organizations of the UOC is unjustified, lawyers say

In recent years, the state has not abandoned its attempts at the level of laws to establish exactly how Ukrainians can exercise and exercise their religious rights. An example is the Law No. 2662-VIII (Regarding the Name of Religious Organizations), adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on December 20, 2018. With this law, the legislator defined the criteria (signs), which, in his opinion, unanimously testify to the subordination (subordination) of the corresponding religious organization to the ruling center (administration) located in the state that carried out military aggression against…

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Metropolitan of the OCU Anthony Makhota died

At the age of 55, the head of the Khmelnytsky and Kamenets-Podolsk diocese of the OCU, Anthony Makhota, passed away. His death was announced by the speaker of the OCU Yevstratiy Zorya. When and where the farewell to the deceased will take place is still unknown. Anthony Makhota was born on November 8, 1966 in the village of Slatino, Zolochevsky district, Kharkov region. Since 1996, he was the “bishop” of Simferopol and Crimean Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate. In 1997 he was appointed “bishop” of Khmelnytsky and Kamenets-Podilsky…

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The court ordered the RRB to open a case on inciting sectarian hatred during the presidency of Poroshenko

According to ex-MP Igor Mosiychuk, the Shevchenko District Court of Kiev ordered the RRB to resume and fully investigate criminal proceedings related to inciting sectarian hatred during Poroshenko’s presidency, writes Klymenko Time. It’s about the case, which was opened in November 2019 by the SBU at the request of the parishioners of the “UOC KP” Filaret. In it, they declared the illegal actions of a number of senior officials who committed actions aimed at inciting ethnic hatred during the creation of the OCU. We are talking about a situation when,…

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We say: “Hands off our Mother Church!” – Metropolitan Luke

On March 21, thousands of Orthodox Zaporozhians, led by Metropolitan Luka of Zaporozhye and Melitopol, went to the procession to testify their loyalty to the Church and show their readiness to defend their rights. The video reportage of Metropolitan Luke’s sermon is published by “Pershiy Kozatsky”. “Brothers and sisters, thank you heartily for your prayers. For the fact that today we were not afraid of anything, nothing frightened us, “Metropolitan Luke said in his sermon. “Dear ones, the time is difficult. The time is difficult in the sense that the…

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