» 04/26/2011, 00.00
RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Chernobyl 25 later: Patriarch Kirill honours sacrifice of clean up workers
The Russian Orthodox Patriarch presides at memorial service in Kiev for the 800 thousand people who risked their lives to 'clean up' the power plant and villages after the worst nuclear disaster in history.
22/04/2016 15:00:00 UKRAINE
“Chornobyl story is not over” 30 years after the disaster
The director of the Chornobyl Museum in Kyiv calls for action to help the “people who still live in the contaminated area and who have been abandoned." Meanwhile, nature is reclaiming its due as wildlife repopulates the Exclusion Zone. A new huge sarcophagus is set to secure the reactor that blew up.
23/02/2015 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
For Ukrainian Church, even the pope calls the conflict a civil war, something Kyiv does not acknowledge
The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church press service appreciates the "shared position" with the Church of Rome on the conflict in eastern Ukraine. He attacks the government, wondering whether it will now accuse the pope of being a subversive and ban him from the country.
21/03/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Crimea annexation frightens Patriarch of Moscow
Kirill not present for Putin's great speech to the Duma. While Russia follows in the footsteps of the empire of Ivan the Terrible, the Orthodox Churches of Ukraine are pushed towards autonomy by Moscow. The Moscow Patriarchate risks being a minority in the next pan-Orthodox Council.
19/07/2010 RUSSIA – UKRAINE
Patriarch Kirill’s visit to Ukraine with an eye on the Vatican
The patriarch begins his visit tomorrow until 28 July to celebrate the Baptism of Rus. This is his third visit since he was elected in 2009. He expresses positive views about Benedict XVI and Catholic-Orthodox community of views about Europe and the world.
07/08/2009 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Kirill’s visit ends. Patriarch relates outcome to Medvedev
In his 10-day visit in Ukraine, the Patriarch of Moscow repeatedly stressed the profound spiritual unity of the Rus. For Vsevolod Chaplin the Russian Orthodox Church goes far beyond the political borders of the Russian Federation. But there are religious and political problems.
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