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PARSIPPANY, N.J. – During a divine liturgy on October 24 at the Chrysoroyatissa (Our Lady of the Golden Pomegranate) Monastery in Pathos, Cyprus, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, primate of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus, commemorated Metropolitan Epifaniy, primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

The move officially recognizes the autocephaly of the OCU. The Orthodox Church of Cyprus thus joins the Orthodox Church of Greece, the Patriarchate of Alexandria and the Ecumenical Patriarchate in its official recognition of the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

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WASHINGTON – As protesters remain unyielding in the weeks since the August 9 election they say was rigged handed Bela­rus President Alyaksandr Lukashenka a sixth term, authorities are escalating their attacks against Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and other independent media.

“Authorities are treating the media in an increasingly arbitrary manner. Not only are they refusing to accredit journalists, but they are using a variety of pretexts to detain fully credentialed journalists to prevent them from reporting what they see,” RFE/RL Acting President Daisy Sindelar said on August 28. “We are also alarmed that authorities have threatened to bring arbitrary charges against journalists who refuse police orders to surrender photos and other information. This is blatant retaliation, and an outrageous breach of norms and laws.”

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ESSENDON, Australia – The Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organizations (AFUO) welcomes Ukraine’s decision to consider the liberalization of its visa regime for tourists from Australia, New Zealand, China and the United Emirates.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on June 6 instructed Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to examine the options based on reciprocity.

The AFUO has for some time been working with Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the President, calling on Ukraine to liberalize its visa regime for Australians.

 The AFUO sees Ukraine as an exceptional tourist destination from the point of historical sites, culture, entertainment, cuisine and cost. In today’s climate, bilateral business opportunities are also becoming more of a reality.

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MELBOURNE, Australia – In reaction to the bushfires that have ravaged Australia, the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organizations (AFUO) put out a call during the Julian calendar Christmas for the Kolyada for Australia Bushfire campaign, whose target was $50,000.
The Ukrainian Australian community demonstrated its unity of purpose and focus, and succeeded in raising $67,000 during the relatively brief Christmas period.
On Saturday, January 18, in Hobart, where the smallest Ukrainian Australian community was celebrating its 70th anniversary of settlement in Tasmania, the AFUO held a national meeting with the community and presented a check for the funds raised (at that point, the amount was over $63,000) to the Australian Red Cross.

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“The UCCLA has, over the decades, been steadfast in its commitment to memorialize each and every ‘concentration camp’ created by the government of the day,” said the UCCLA’s Borys Sydoruk. “With thanks today to the Endowment Council of the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund, as well as Parks Canada, the statue and plaque consecrated in the heart of this country’s national parks system in Yoho means our work in permanently memorializing every site is ongoing, but successful.”

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The decision by Russia’s Prosecutor General to declare the Ukrainian World Congress an “undesirable” organization that poses a threat to Russia’s national security is a further attempt to eliminate Ukrainian community life in Russia, said the UWC. The July 11 announcement highlights Russian President Vladimir Putin’s fear that the democratic principles championed by the Ukrainian people will bring an end to his kleptocratic regime.

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BAT YAM, Israel – The Ukrainian Cultural Center in Israel recently presented an evening dedicated to the memory of the prominent Ukrainian public and Church figure Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky (1865-1944).
Hennadiy Nadolenko, ambassador of Ukraine to Israel, noted that Sheptytsky “made an important contribution to establishing relations between the Ukrainian and Jewish peoples when he risked his life saving Jews during the second world war.”

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TORONTO – The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) on May 7 condemned the violence committed against representatives of the Ukrainian community on May 5 in Lisbon by participants of the Russian initiative “Bessmertnyi Polk,” or “Immortal Regiment,” during a rally commemorating the so-called Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) in which the USSR fought Nazi Germany.

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International organization’s XI Congress held in Kyiv

KYIV – Two hundred forty-eight delegates representing 26 countries participated in the XI Ukrainian World Congress, as well as events marking the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, in Kyiv on November 24-27. 

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KYIV – On November 22, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij, while in Kyiv, presented a donation in the amount of $25,000 to National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) from the estate of the late Dmytro Shelegon. 

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