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Black Sea standoff intensifies tensions between Russia, Ukraine

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have been steadily mounting in recent months, and even entering new battlefields. Last month, the conflict spilled over into the area of faith when the Ukrainian Or... read more

Ukraine-Russia Tensions Rise in Church Row

With an apparent nod from the U.S., the Ecumenical Patriarch’s ruling from Istanbul severed 1000-year ties between Moscow and the Orthodox church in Ukraine, raising further tensions between ... origi... read more

Orthodox Church is seeing the biggest split in 1,000 years and Ukraine has something to do with it

The tussle between Moscow and Constantinople is over Ukraine ... among equals” as the main church of the old Christian Byzantine Empire. However, this doesn’t give it ultimate authority among the 15 i... read more

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Seeking an End to the ‘Scandalous Disunity’ Between East and West

He is also editor in chief of Inside the Vatican, a magazine he founded in 1993, and has provided commentary on the Church ... timely now with tensions growing between Ukraine and Russia, between Ukra... read more


1,030 years after the Baptism of Rus’, the Vatican is turning its back on Ukrainian Catholics

The political tension between Russia and Ukraine ... 988. Over the millennium the gravitational centre of Orthodoxy and political power in the Slavic world shifted east from Kiev to Moscow. Today, Rus... read more

Glenville native to share stories of time teaching in Ukraine

As tensions between Ukraine and Russia escalated ... erected and thousands of people protesting during the ongoing territorial dispute between Russia and Ukraine. “Over 100 people were shot and killed ... read more

Repatriated 6th-century mosaic to help reconstitute apse

NICOSIA, Cyprus — A rare, 1,500 year-old mosaic depicting St. Mark has joined other repatriated pieces that were looted from the ethnically split Cyprus' breakaway north, a Cypriot Orthodox Church off... read more

Ukrainian crisis may split Russian Orthodox Church

Russia has prided itself on its revival of Orthodox Christianity after decades of Soviet persecution, but a war with the Ukraine could splinter the Russian Orthodox Church ... He said that if events s... read more

The Difficult Search for Peace and the Common Good in Ukraine

After meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on April 26, Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk pointedly blamed Russia for “getting ready to start World War ... of potential tension be... read more

Patriarch Kirill’s visit to Ukraine with an eye on the Vatican

He expresses positive views about Benedict XVI and Catholic-Orthodox community of views about Europe and the world ... holiday in Russia. The visit also marks the crucial role the Ukraine plains in th... read more

Professor Sotirović: The Current Situation In Ukraine – Interview

Moreover, the Ukrainians were either not leaving or being just minority on this land what means that Ukraine even did not have ethnic rights over ... as Russia accepted a role of the protector of the ... read more

A Coming Russia-Ukraine War?

The situation in the Donbass region of south-eastern Ukraine has been a feature of Russia’s political talk shows for ... s under talks supervised by the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill ... read more



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