» 06/19/2014, 00.00
RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Kyiv Greek Catholic archbishop tells "Orthodox brothers" not to believe propaganda, look at the truth
Through AsiaNews Mgr Sviatoslav Shevchuk makes an appeal for reconciliation, following Moscow Patriarchate's attacks. "It is time to recognise the dignity of the Ukrainian people and Church."
21/08/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Greek Catholics warn the time of martyrdom is upon their Church in Eastern Ukraine
The archbishop of Kyiv sounds the alarm, calling for prayers. Local bishops report ongoing persecution. Separatists are seizing churches and monasteries in Donetsk and Luhansk.
14/08/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Pro-Russian Onufry new Metropolitan of Kiev
Elected yesterday by the Synod of Bishops, his enthronement is scheduled for August 17. Kiev Patriarchate: this marks end of any dialogue to create a single Ukrainian Church detached from Moscow.
19/02/2015 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Ukrainian Orthodox Church accuses Filaret of asking Kiev to continue the war
The charge was made by the spokesman of the UOC-MP, after a meeting of the Christian religious communities with President Petro Poroshenko. Filaret rejects the accusations: the war is the fault of the Moscow Patriarchate, which controls the Church to influence society.
13/08/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Synod to vote for new Moscow-loyal Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan of Kyiv
Tonight Vladimir's successor will be chosen. The late primate passed away on 5 July. His replacement will receive the blessing of Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow. Many fear political meddling in the selection of candidates. Bishop Onufry, locum tenens of Kyiv, and Metropolitan Alexander, a friend of President Poroshenko, are among the leading contenders.
13/02/2016 18:09:00 RUSSIA â€“ VATICAN
The historic and somewhat surreal meeting between Pope Francis and Kirill
The leaders of two hieratic religious traditions hugged in a bare "Soviet" atmosphere, sterilised from the presence of people, but with dignitaries, politicians and journalists. The Joint Declaration contains important points, and sets the stage for missionary work for the coming centuries. Putin overshadows the Syrian issue. Kirill wins over Uniatism and Ukraine. However, the real world will be the test of the agreement.
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