Kyiv official asks church to call Putin and Kirill “devil”
No peace between Orthodox churches in Ukraine yet
The Holy Cross Monastery in Poltava (northeast Ukraine) has a lovely stone image on the bell tower, with a double-headed eagle. But it is a pity that this is the symbol of the Russian Federation. For the patriotic Ukrainians, this ornament is seen as a betrayal. This started the debate on what to do with the stucco image.
Sanctions against Ukrainian Orthodox Church lead to confusion
President Zelensky has brought confusion with the sanctions he announced to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC). According to the President, spiritual independence is part of the national independence of his country. Since the UOC is (on paper) connected to Moscow, he tries to limit it.
Zelensky takes further steps against Ukrainian Orthodox Church
The Ukrainian President Zelensky has announced sanctions against another seven leaders within the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC). According to him, they are a threat to the security of the country. These sanctions come while the country is waiting for a bill to ban the UOC.