Ukrainian churches oppose EU demands for LGBT rights
catholic church / europe / orthodox church / religion / ukraine

Ukrainian churches oppose EU demands for LGBT rights

Churches in Ukraine have said they oppose expanded freedoms for gay people as a precondition for closer ties with the European Union. Fr Ihor Yatsiv, spokesman for the Ukrainian Catholic Church, told the Catholic News Service: “Although we don’t create obstacles for these people in their relations with God, our Church speaks in traditional language … Continue reading

Sofia Pride march ends peacefully
bulgaria / orthodox church / pride / se europe

Sofia Pride march ends peacefully

Several hundred participants marched in a Sofia Pride march through Bulgaria’s capital Sofia today, after an earlier attempt to hold a Pride rally in June did not go ahead due to concerns about possible anti-LGBT violence. According to Novinite.com, Sofia’s official news agency, the 6th annual Pride procession marched behind a large banner reading “To … Continue reading

Hope for the Russian Orthodox church?
orthodox church / religion / russia

Hope for the Russian Orthodox church?

Nadieszda Kizenko writes yesterday in Foreign Affairs about possible change happening within the ultra-conservative (and anti-LGBT) Russian Orthodox Church: When the Russian Orthodox Church is in the news, which has been quite often of late, the image that comes to mind is of an army of archbishops and abbots, commanded by Patriarch Kirill I, operating in … Continue reading