Religion

New Ukrainian Orthodox leader gives 1st liturgy, urges unity

Dec 16, 2018

New Ukrainian Orthodox leader urges peace and unity in first liturgy

Ukrainian Orthodox leaders have approved the creation of a unified Church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate

Dec 15, 2018

Ukrainian Orthodox leaders have approved the creation of a unified Church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate

Ukraine Orthodox leaders to approve break with Russia church

Dec 15, 2018

Thousands of people have gathered outside a Kiev cathedral to witness the birth of a new Ukrainian Orthodox Church as tensions between Ukraine and Russia continue to drive the two farther apart

Russian Orthodox church calls on UN for help in Ukraine

Dec 14, 2018

The Russian Orthodox Church has called on the United Nations, the leaders of Germany and France, the pope and other spiritual leaders to protect believers in Ukraine in the face of official pressure on Moscow-affiliated clerics

Ukraine bars entry to Russian men of fighting age

Nov 30, 2018

Ukraine bans entry to all Russian men of fighting age in its increasingly tense confrontation with Moscow

President: Ukrainian Orthodox church will get independence

Nov 29, 2018

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the Constantinople patriarchy has approved a decree granting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church independence

Cyprus gets back looted 6th century mosaic of St. Mark

Nov 18, 2018

Cyprus' communications minister says an extremely rare, 6th century portrait mosaic of St. Mark which was looted from the east Mediterranean island has now returned safely after decades abroad

Birth of a new Ukrainian church brings fears of violence

Oct 21, 2018

Tensions over the imminent formation of a Ukrainian Orthodox church independent of Moscow are raising fears that nationalists will try to seize Russian church properties

US briefs Iraq Chaldean head, Vatican on aid after critique

Oct 17, 2018

US diplomat briefs Iraqi Chaldean leader who criticized American effort to help rebuild Christian villages in Iraq

Orthodox Church to move forward with Ukrainian independence

Oct 11, 2018

Ukraine's president on Thursday hailed the announcement by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople that it will move forward with granting Ukrainian clerics independence from the Russian Orthodox Church, while the Russian church denounced it

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