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Tensions rise over Ukraine's new independent church

Kiev (AFP) - Ukrainian clerical infighting broke out into the open Wednesday in a development that analysts say may threaten the future of Ukraine's new unified Orthodox Church -- to Moscow's delight. ... read more

Ukrainian church set to SPLIT from Russia as tensions FLARE between the bitter neighbours

The push to create an independent church has further angered Moscow as tensions ... reached a new low in 2014 after Russia annexed Crimea that led to a Moscow-backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine that ... 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 ... over all the ... read more

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Ukraine creates new Orthodox church independent from Russia

Ties between Russia and Ukraine have broken down since Moscow annexed Crimea in 2014 following a pro-Western uprising in Kiev. This year, those tensions spilled over into the religious ... the ... read more


The Ukrainian Orthodox Church is trying to withdraw from Moscow’s control. The Kremlin is not happy.

The decision has touched off an intense political storm, and threatens to open a new ... church to the status of Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus’. Pressured by Russia’s czar, Peter the Great, ... read more

Ukraine creates church independent from Russia

KIEV, Ukraine – A historic council of Orthodox bishops in Kiev has created a new Ukrainian church independent from Russia ... This year, those tensions spilled over into the religious arena. The synod ... read more

Tensions rise over Ukraine's new independent church

Bitter divisions among Ukraine's religious leaders were laid bare Wednesday when honorary Patriarch Filaret accused the young head of the newly created united church of governing single-handedly ... read more

Tensions rise over Ukraine’s new independent church

KIEV: Ukrainian clerical infighting broke out into the open on Wednesday in a development that analysts say may threaten the future of Ukraine’s new unified Orthodox — to Moscow’s delight. Honorary ... read more

Tensions rise over Ukraine's new independent church

Honorary Patriarch Filaret, 90, accused the young head of the newly created united church of reneging on an agreement to share power Kiev (AFP) - Bitter divisions among Ukraine's religious leaders ... read more



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