Increasing Influence of Uniate Greek Catholics in Ukraine

St. George's Uniate Greek Catholic Cathedral in Lviv. Pic- Wikipedia.

Nadia Bazuk - (Editor - Russian and Ukranian Orthodox Affairs) - OCP News Service - 18/7/19 Will the Schism in Orthodox Church of Ukraine Push the Country to Greek Catholics? The modern history of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), the successor of the Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church formed by the Union of Brest of 1596, begins ...

Patriarch: Russian Orthodox-Roman Catholic Dialogue to Preserve Differences

Sputniknews - 3/12/16 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia assures that the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church will preserve their unique traditions and differences amid cooperation. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church will preserve their unique traditions and differences amid cooperation, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All ...

The Moscow Patriarchate Slams Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

July- August 2016 Also Read: Our Ignorance Will Disintegrate Orthodoxy in Ukraine http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/?p=45656 Heretic Sermon of Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky OCP Chancellor Slams Vatican Ecumenism & Uniate Movement STATEMENT BY THE DECR COMMUNICATION SERVICE On July 27, 2016, the All-Ukraine Procession with the Cross for Peace, Love and Prayer for Ukraine, an event unprecedented in its spiritual and civic significance, ended in Kiev. ...

Dialogue over Pope-Patriarch meeting thwarted by Greek Catholics’ actions in Ukraine – Patriarch’s spokesperson

Dialogue over Pope-Patriarch meeting thwarted by Greek Catholics’ actions in Ukraine – patriarch’s spokesperson

Interfax-religion.com Moscow, December 3, Interfax - The Moscow Patriarchate is still not ruling out a possibility of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia meeting with Pope Francis, but pointed to the factors that impeded dialogue on this matter. “The subject of a meeting between the Patriarch of Moscow and the Pope is on the agenda of ...

Russian Church urges Uniates to stop subversive activities against it in Ukraine

Moscow, October 17, Interfax - The Moscow Patriarchate official urges Greek Catholics to abstain from participating in Ukrainian politics and supporting schismatics in the country. “On behalf of the Russian Orthodox Church, I would like to address the representatives of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church present in this hall with an appeal to renounce any statements ...

The Russian Orthodox Church Slams Greek-Catholics for anti-Russian outbursts and proselytism

27/6/14 It is no secret that the main moving force of the Kiev events were residents of the Western Ukraine where the major part of Greek Catholics live. The Moscow Patriarchate official speaks about strong political involvement of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. “The UGCC not only supported the Euromaidan protests from the very start, but its parishioners ...

Maaloula: rebels break into the village homes, kill three young Christians

10/9/13 AsiaNews sources report anti-Christian violence and persecution in the village where people still speak Aramaic. Islamist insurgents have broken into homes and seized at least six young Greek-Catholics. Dead bodies are lying in the streets as a warning to the inhabitants. In Damascus, the local Church tries to help the refugees, but "many families have ...

The new pope and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

13/4/13 METROPOLITAN Hilarion of Volokolamsk, a bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, recently expressed  hope that the new pope, Francis, will continue the policy of rapprochement with the Orthodox Church and will not support, what he calls the expansion of the Ukrainian Greek Catholics. “The union is the most painful topic in the Orthodox-Catholic dialogue, in ...

Relations between Orthodox and Greek Catholics in Ukraine goes through a new stage of difficulties, the Moscow Patriarchate official believes

7/2/13 Moscow, February 7, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church does not entirely share the optimism of the Vatican's representative to Russia Archbishop Ivan Yurkovich about improving relations between Orthodox believers and Uniates in Ukraine. "In many ways, we managed to overcome difficulties in relations between Orthodox and Greek-Catholics in Ukraine that existed in early 1990-s, but ...

The meeting of Patriarch and Pope could be on neutral territory – Metropolitan Hilarion

Moscow, October 6, Interfax - The Russian Church has stated again that it is early to speak about definite terms of meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Benedict XVI of Rome. "This prospect is real, but as we said it earlier, we're interested not in the fact of the meeting, ...

Ukrainian Diocese outraged with plans to build Uniate Cathedral

27/9/2010 Odessa, September 27, Interfax - The Odessa Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church believes there is no grounds for building a Greek Catholic cathedral in the city and such plans have aggressive political backgrounds. "It's quite evident that there's no ground for building a Greek Catholic church in Odessa. Odessa is an Orthodox city," the ...

Metropolitan of UOC-MP Belives Greek Catholics have no Right to have Church in Odesa

The Odesa Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate published an official statement regarding the possibility of constructing a Greek Catholic church in Odesa. "In Odesa, where the vast majority of the residents are believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, there is such a small number of Greek Catholics that there is no need to ...

“Orange” elite baptizes children in canonical Church, Ukrainian Orthodox Church spokesman Says

Moscow, June 4, Interfax – Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church press service Vasily Anisimov said that "orange" Ukrainian politicians prefer to baptize their children in canonical Orthodoxy. "It's interesting that orange elite (its uniate part) still prefer to baptize and marry their children in canonical Orthodox Church. It has always surprised me," Anisimov said in ...

Ukrainian Greek Catholics try to acquire status of a repressed Church, while Moscow Patriarchate considers it Aggressive Expansion

Moscow, March 31, Interfax – Authorities of the Ivano-Frankovsk Region plan to address Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko with a request to recognize special status of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church as a repressed religious organization at the national level.UGCC has acquired status of a repressed organization at the local level. The corresponding decree of ...