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RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Ukrainian Church calls on Moscow Patriarchate to help peace
The pro tem leader of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (tied to Russia) appeals to Kirill to do everything possible to avoid war. His plea comes after the Kremlin gets the green light to use military force. Russian Orthodox patriarch speaks to President Turchynov by phone.
13/03/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Crimea: on the eve of the referendum the Ukrainian Church appeals for the country's integrity
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate and the Patriarchate of Moscow warn of the risks of secession. Archbishop Klyment accuses Europe of watching idly. Metropolitan Onufry calls on Russia not to divide the Ukraine. If it does, it will open a bloody wound that will be reflected painfully on the relations between the two brotherly peoples.
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.
07/03/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Crimea: Church and pro-Ukraine Crimeans demonstrate for peace
The Orthodox Metropolitan of Simferopol prays for Ukraine's territorial integrity. Crimean Muslims also demonstrate. Tensions persist between pro-Russia and pro-Ukraine Crimeans. As US and EU threaten Putin with financial sanctions if he does not accept negotiations with Ukraine, fears rise in the Baltic republics.
08/04/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church urges Putin to prevent war and the country's division
Metropolitan Antony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate talks about a message personally written by the Church's pro temp head Onufry to the Russian president. As Kyiv launches an anti-terrorist operation against pro-Russian groups in the east, Russia warns against "civil war."
03/04/2016 12:50:00 VATICAN-UKRAINE-RUSSIA
Pope calls European Churches to hold collection for Ukrainian lands on 24 April
The collection wanted by the Pope, aims to help especially the elderly and children affected by the violence that has caused thousands of deaths and a million refugees. Perhaps a gesture of reconciliation with the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, after disagreements following the meeting between Francis and the Russian Patriarch Kirill, with which Ukrainian Catholics felt "betrayed". An appeal also against landmines.
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