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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Visits Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine for the First Time

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived for the fist time on Saturday at the autocephalous Church of Ukraine and participated in festivities celebrating the 30th anniversary of the country's declaration of independence. On Saturday, Patriarch Bartholomew I and the leader of the...

Summit Between Biden and Putin to be held Wednesday

U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Geneva this Wednesday. The American and Russian leaders will be meeting for the first time since Biden took office in January. This closely watched,...

Moscow: "US Pressures Greece and Cyprus to Adopt Stance Against Russia"

Greece, Russia and Cyprus always have had a great relationship, but Americans might want to change that, Moscow says. Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, issued a series of grave allegations recently against the outgoing US administration...

Greece Not Affected By Chernobyl Forest Fire, Experts Declare

The  Atomic Energy Commission of Greece (EEAE) announced on Thursday that radiation levels in Greece have been normal in the last several days, despite the forest fire that raged near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine between April...

Greek Holy Synod Recognizes Orthodox Church Of Ukraine

The Church of Greece decided on Saturday to recognize the autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), making it the first of the Eastern Orthodox churches to take such a step. Formal recognition will take place on October 19 in Thessaloniki,...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Castigates Moscow Patriarchate Over Ukraine

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I strongly criticized the Russian Patriarchate of Moscow on Tuesday regarding the issue of the independence of the Ukrainian Church. The already-cool relations between the two Christian Orthodox Patriarchates were completely severed a few...

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Formally Split from Russia in Istanbul

On Saturday, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has formally received its independence as Patriarch Bartholomew I signed the "Tomos" in Istanbul, which is a decree of independence. The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has now completed the actions needed for the Ukrainian...

Ukrainian Church Independent as of January 6, 2019

The Autocephaly (independence) of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will be made official in special ceremonies which will take place in the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople on January 6, on the Feast of the Epiphany. The ceremonies will be held in...