Ukraine: Diskussion über die gesellschaftliche Rolle von Religion

Zum Thema „Die Rolle der Religion in der europäischen Integration – in der Perspektive der Ukraine und der Europäischen Union“ fand in Kiew am 18. und 19. September eine Konferenz statt. Die Teilnehmer – Vertreter des Europäischen Parlaments und des Allukrainischen Rats der Kirchen und Religionsgemeinschaften – diskutierten über den Kern europäischer Werte und fundamentaler Prinzipien...

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Ukraine: New ruling bishop appointed for Ternopil Diocese

In the cathedral of the Nativity of Ternopil, 19 September, the UAOC clergy elected a new diocesan bishop by secret ballot. Bishop Tikhon (Petranyuk) of Odesa and Chorniomorsk was elected. Most of the participants voted for his candidacy. Bishop Tikhon (Petranyuk) will be appointed as a ruling bishop of Ternopil Diocese after the approval of his candidacy by the UAOC bishops. According to the...

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Ukraine: Aktivisten verlangen Ratifizierung der Istanbulkonvention

Im Zentrum der ukrainischen Hauptstadt Kiew haben Aktivisten einen Marsch mit dem Titel „Gemeinsam für Frieden, gegen Gewalt“ organisiert, mit dem sie ein Zeichen gegen häusliche Gewalt setzen wollten. Sie begannen die Demonstration in der Nähe des Ministerkabinetts und forderten von der Regierung, ein Netzwerk spezialisierter Institutionen für die Opfer häuslicher Gewalt auf lokaler Ebene...

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Ukraine: Poroshenko calls for Constantinople to create autocephalous Ukrainian Church

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has said that Ukraine has the right to an autocephalous Local Orthodox Church, and that he will push for its establishment. However, he also stressed that the presence of an autocephalous Church in Ukraine will not mean the banning of any other Orthodox confession within the country, reports Interfax-Religion. “The recognition of Ukrainian autocephaly by the...

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Ukraine: Synod of Bishops of the UGCC to adopt a new charter, as “Church has grown”

The Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is planning to adopt the new Charter of the Synod. This was stated by Archbishop and Metropolitan Yevgeny (Popovich of Przemysl and Warsaw, Head of the Canonical Department of the UGCC in an interview with the Department of Information of the UGCC. The head of the Canonical Department said that of the past year the Synod set the task to...

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Ukraine: Non-profit status of religious organizations discussed in Kyiv

On Wednesday, September 20, a roundtable discussion was held dedicated to "Peculiarities of the legal status of religious organizations in the legal framework of Ukraine: non-profit statu"”. The event was organized by the Department of Foreign Relations of the Patriarchal Curia of the UGCC in Ukraine. Opening the meeting, the head of the Department, Olexa Petriv, noted that the purpose of the...

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Ukraine: Debatte um umstrittene neue Religionsgesetzgebung

In der laufenden Sitzungsperiode des ukrainischen Parlaments diskutiert die Werchowna Rada ein Dutzend teils umstrittener Gesetzesvorlagen, die religiöse Angelegenheiten betreffen. Bereits im Mai hätten einige der betreffenden Vorlagen diskutiert werden sollen, aber aufgrund internationaler Proteste wurde die Debatte aufgeschoben. Kritiker befürchteten im Fall einer Annahme der Gesetzesvorhaben...

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Ukraine: Episcopal ordination of Auxiliary Bishop for Philadelphia Archeparchy Andriy

In St Yura Cathedral, on September 3, 2017 during the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy led by the Father and Head of the UGCC His Beatitude Sviatoslav, took place the solemn episcopal ordination of Bishop Andriy (Rabiy), Auxiliary Bishop for Philadelphia Archeparchy. First of all the Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine, Archbishop Claudio (Gugerotti), read a bull from the Holy Father Francis, where the Pope...

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