POROSHENKO AGAIN CALLS FOR CONSTANTINOPLE TO CREATE AUTOCEPHALOUS UKRAINIAN CHURCH

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Pravoslavie.ru - 10/9/17 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 PARLIAMENT TO CONSIDER BILLS THAT WOULD BAN CANONICAL ORTHODOX CHURCH

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Pravoslavie.ru - 16/5/17 The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will consider two draft laws on the status of religious organizations on May 18, one of which would effectively prohibit the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, the second of which would legalize the seizure of churches, reports RIA-Novosti with reference to Strana.ua. The first bill, No. 4511, ...

UKRAINE ASKS DEMOCRATIC COUNTRIES TO RECOGNIZE HOLODOMOR AS GENOCIDE

Pravoslavie.ru - 9/12/16 The Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament) has appealed to democratic countries with a request to recognize the Holodomor [a man-made mass famine—O.C.] of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as a genocide of the Ukrainian people. The relevant document at the second reading and at the plenary meeting in general was endorsed Wednesday by 233 people’s deputies, ...

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE SUPPORTS GRANTING SPECIAL STATUS TO UOC-MP

RISU - 10/10/16 The Committee on Culture and Spirituality recommended the Parliament to adopt in the first reading Bill 4511 on the special status of religious organizations having their governing centers in Russia as the aggressor State. The draft law was presented at the Committee meeting on October 5 by its collaborators: MPs of Ukraine Oleg Petrenko, ...

New Taxation Code makes allowances for the propositions of the Primate of the UOC regarding the alternative taxpayer record Form

Administration of the president of Ukraine Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine 18.01.2011 №31-21030-1-6/267 To the letter of the Administration of the president of Ukraine 31.12.2010 № 03-01/3276 The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in fulfillment of the commission of the Cabinet of Minsiters of Ukraine of 06.01.2011 № 37/1/1-11 to the letter of the Administration of the ...

Address of the Holy Synod of the UOC concerning the possibility of legalizing gambling business in Ukraine

2/01/2011 President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych Prime-Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Lytvyn Honorable Victor Fedorovych! Honorable Mykola Yanovych! Honorable Volodymyr Mykhailovych! In 2009, also on the request of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church the authorities prohibited gambling business in Ukraine. This event was positively perceived both by the religious organizations of Ukraine and the society ...

Verkhovna Rada Passed Law on the Right of Religious Organizations for Permanent Use of Land Plots

January 15, Verkohavna Rada passed the law, according to which the officially registered religious organizations have right for permanent use of the land plots of state and communal ownership exclusively for the purposes of construction and maintenance of the cult and other buildings, necessary for procurement of their activity. On Thursday 327 people's ...