Despite the purposeful anti-Church media campaign, active pressure from the government, law enforcement and national radical groups, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church completes in 2018 with positive dynamics in almost all statistical indicators, informs a portal “Orthodox life”.
This is evidenced by the report of the Chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan of Boryspil and Brovarsky Anthony published by the outreach Department of the UOC.
In comparison with 2017, the number of parishes of the UOC has increased by 23 units (from 12069 before 12092), monasteries – 7 (251 to 258).
In 53 dioceses of the UOC completed his mission 97 bishops (for the year were 6 Episcopal ordinations; 2 Hierarch died) and 12409 priests (+126). In monasteries of monks striving 4501 (+89).
The number of religious schools has not changed – their 17. But increased interest of young people to spiritual education on day form of education in theological schools 1415 enrolled students (+82).