Tensions rise as Ukrainian government demands Moscow-connected church to leave ancient monastery
Ukrainian initiative wants to reconcile UOC and OCU
During an inter-church discussion, representatives of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church concluded that it would be best to re-unite both denominations. Therefore, they recommend renewed cooperation.
New Orthodox Church in Ukraine supports a ban on its mother church
The (newly formed) Orthodox Church in Ukraine (OCU) supports a ban on the traditional Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) from the Moscow Patriarchate.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church asks UN to defend its religious freedom
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church, belonging to the Moscow Patriarchate, appealed to the United Nations to protect religious freedom. Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, the denomination has suffered restrictions from the government and social pressure from the Ukrainian population.