New Ukrainian Orthodox leader gives 1st liturgy, urges unity

World 12/16/18, 08:18

In his first liturgy as head of the newly christened Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Epiphanius called for Ukrainians to unite under the new church and pray for peace in Ukraine.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, background third left, attends a closed-door synod of three Ukrainian Orthodox churches to approve the charter for ...

Key Ukrainian church gathering slated for next week

Europe 12/05/18, 07:21

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says local Orthodox communities will gather for a summit next week that is expected to form a new, independent Ukrainian church.The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Istanbul-based institution that serves as a center of the global Eastern Orthodox faith, has drafted a charter for an independent ...

Ukrainian police search homes of Russian Orthodox priests

Europe 12/03/18, 10:46

Ukrainian police are stepping up pressure on Russian Orthodox priests and churches in several cities as Kiev pushes for the creation of an independent Ukrainian church.A police statement issued on Monday said eight searches were taking place at the homes of Russian Orthodox priests and at churches as part of ...

3 missing after fishing boat fire off Baja California

California 10/22/18, 22:17

Mexican authorities have taken over a search for three people missing in the Pacific off Baja California after a fishing boat caught fire over the weekend.The U.S. Coast Guard says 15 people were pulled from the water by the crew of San Diego-based charter fishing boat Time Machine, which happened ...

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