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Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate does not exist

Summary of Disinformation

Kyiv Patriarchate has not been recognized in the world at all. [—] And the church of the Kyiv Patriarchate does not exist.

Disproof

Non-recognition does not mean that the church or its congregation do not exist. According to a poll conducted by the sociological service of the Razumkov Center in November 2016, the majority of Ukrainians - 64.7% - consider themselves Orthodox; among them 39.5% identify themselves with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate and 23.3% refer themselves to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.

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Reported in: Issue 95
Date: 15.01.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Orthodox Church
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 6:28
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