Posts Tagged ‘Crimea’

Ukrainian Catholics are excluded from Religious Council

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Ukrainian Catholics are excluded from the Religious Council in the Crimea. The Crimea was annexed by Russia in 2014. Its new rules for religious organizations are similar to Russian religious policies. The new regulations say only “traditional” religions, including Orthodox Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are allowed on the Council. Read more

Crimea Catholic Church facing liquidation by Russians

Friday, March 6th, 2015

The Catholic Church in Russian-occupied Crimea fears it will lose its legal status after failing to meet a deadline for re-registering under Russian law. Failure to meet the March 1 deadline could mean liquidation for the Church, said Ukraine’s Religious Freedom Institute in a statement. The requirement to re-register was designed to force clergy and Read more

Will a new Cold War bring another Dark Age?

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

We appear to have reached one of those extraordinary moments in history when people everywhere, communities and even entire nations, feel increasingly stressed and vulnerable. The same may be said of the planet as a whole. Whether intellectually or intuitively, many are asking the same question: Where are we heading? How do we explain the Read more

Murky law in Crimea land grab

Friday, March 21st, 2014

While pro-Russian and pro-Western media have been spinning the Crimea crisis as either a heroic exercise in righting a past wrong or a land grab by a new Hitler, the legal position is far from straightforward. Crimea was once an independent Tatar khanate, captured by Russia in the 18th century. The Tatars were deported by Read more

Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest abducted in Crimea

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

In a serious escalation of tension in Crimea, a Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest was kidnapped on Saturday. Sources in Ukraine say Father Mykola Kvych, a pastor and a Ukrainian military chaplain, was abducted by pro-Russian forces after celebrating the liturgy. Continue reading

160 year Christian history behind Ukraine unrest

Friday, March 7th, 2014

In recent days, the Ukrainian peninsula has been at the heart of what some have described as the greatest international crisis of the 21st century. But this is not the first time the region has been so critical to international affairs. Many educated people have at least heard of the great struggle known as the Read more