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Distribution of Holy Communion at an Orthodox Divine Liturgy in Ukraine. Photo courtesy of Oleksandr Drabinko.

Catholic and Orthodox Churches in Ukraine consider how to distribute Communion

Mar 13, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted discussions in Ukraine over whether precautions should be taken related to the reception of Holy... Read more

Metropolitan Epiphanius, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Istanbul, Jan. 5, 2019.

Ecumenical Patriarch recognizes independence of Orthodox Church of Ukraine

Jan 7, 2019

By Carl Bunderson

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople on Saturday signed a tomos of autocephaly for the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, formally recognizing... Read more

Russian president Vladimir Putin at the Vatican, June 10, 2015.

Russians hacked Catholic, Orthodox clergy amid Ukrainian push for autocephaly

Sep 7, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Russian hackers infiltrated the email inboxes of Orthodox, Catholic, and other religious leaders connected to Ukraine amid conflict between Kyiv... Read more

Onufriy, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) was elected to his post Aug. 13, 2014.

New Ukrainian Orthodox head to face questions of independence

Aug 19, 2014

The newly elected head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate must decide whether that Church can be independent... Read more

Fr. Pawel Vitka, who was kidnapped by separatists in Donetsk May 27 and released the following day. Courtesy of credo-ua.org.

Abducted Catholic priest released in Ukraine amid unrest

May 30, 2014

In the midst of ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine, a Roman Catholic priest from Poland who was kidnapped May 27... Read more