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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.
From Moscow a patriarch for the third millennium
The death of Aleksij II provides a great opportunity for the spiritual renaissance of Russiaâ€™s Orthodox communities, opening the door to ecumenism and a common mission among Christians. But the weight of the political system and the traditional alignment between state and Church could lead to some surprises.
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.
19/06/2014 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."
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.
08/08/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Moscow Patriarchate welcomes Russian counter-sanctions
In response to punitive measures over the Ukrainian crisis, Russia yesterday imposed an import ban on fish, meat, fruit, vegetables and dairy product imports from the European Union and the United States. For the Orthodox Church, it is time to stop trying to meet "the standards of Western consumer."
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