Moscow Patriarchate


World churches delegation to Ukraine says Moscow-aligned church crucial in peace process

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ukraine's Orthodox Church aligned with the Moscow Patriarchate having congregations on both sides of the conflict involving pro-Russian separatists has a key peace-making potential says a visiting delegation of global churches.


World Council of Churches team visits Ukraine

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A World Council of Churches delegation led by the WCC's general secretary Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit is visiting Ukraine from March 17 to 20 to explore supporting peace initiatives in the country.


Ukraine is flowing with blood, say bishops, warning worse could come

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Ukrainian Greek-Catholic bishops from around the world, meeting in Lviv for their annual Holy Synod, have appealed to the international community to help restore peace in Ukraine.


In Crimea, churches say Russia is placing new restrictions on them

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Russian officials who seized control of Crimea from Ukraine are placing new restrictions on churches and Islamic institutions there, a Scandinavian news service in freedom of religion and belief reports


'Rebel priest' prays for Ukraine gunmen, denies doing more

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Father Vitaly says he prays every day for the armed men who now wield power in Slaviansk, stronghold of pro-Russian separatists who have seized key buildings in a dozen towns across eastern Ukraine this month.


Kerry lashes out at sectarian, anti-Semitic actions in Ukraine

Friday, April 18, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry has castigated anti-Semitic and sectarian actions in Ukraine involving leaflets handed to Jews and threats between members of different Orthodox churches.


Kiev-loyal Orthodox church doubtful of its future in Crimea

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Ukrainian Orthodox Christians who are loyal to Kiev feel increasingly unsafe in Crimea after Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula and some have already left, church leaders have said.


Russian Orthodox begins building church on banks of the River Seine

Friday, January 17, 2014

Russia has begun building what is likely to be one of its most high-profile Orthodox churches abroad on the banks of the River Seine in Paris, near the Eiffel Tower.


From Berlin, through Russia, China, Peace Train for Korea reunification

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Peace Train is wending its way across western Europe, through Russia and China to the South Korean city of Busan where the World Council of Churches will hold the once every seven years meeting of its highest governing body from October 30 to November 8. The train left Berlin on October 6.

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