tv Our World BBC News November 4, 2018 3:30am-4:01am GMT
in the last weekend of campaigning ahead of tuesday's mid—term elections, president trump focused on economic growth and his hard—line stance on immigration. democrat leaders have warned the character of america is at stake. polls suggest the democrats may win control of the house of representatives. iran's supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei has attacked the united states after its decision to reimpose economic sanctions against iran. on monday the trump administration will reinstate all us sanctions which were removed under the 2015 nuclear deal. leicester city players and officials are flying to thailand to pay their respects at the funeral of the club's owner, who died in a helicopter crash last week. the radio presenter, paul gambaccini, has received a payout from the crown prosecution service, over the way it handled unfounded
historical sex abuse allegations against him. he was arrested in 2013, after claims he sexually assaulted two teenage boys in the early 1980s. he's always denied the allegations, calling them "completely fictitious" and he spent a year on bail before the case was dropped. here's frankie mccamley. arriving at the bbc studios in central london this morning to host his radio two show, pick of the pops, paul gambaccini declined to comment. the veteran broadcaster, known as the professor of pop, has been paid an undisclosed sum by the crown prosecution service over unfounded allegations of historical sex offences. in a statement, a cps spokesperson said... the 69—year—old, in an interview with the daily mail, talked about how his life had been turned upside down following his arrest, claiming...
mr gambaccini was arrested following allegations he had sexually abused two boys in the 19705 and ‘80s — claims he said were fictitious. the cps dropped the case and wrongly suggested his accusers were underage. mr gambaccini began legal action while calling for changes in the law. if we are to have a just society, we must have anonymity before charge. because what we had during this recent five years was anybody could make an accusation against anybody, whether they knew them or not, and would get publicised. since the cps announcement, the bbc has released a statement to say paul is valued and appreciated. that is why he presents two much—loved shows. frankie mccamley, bbc news. now on bbc news, our world.
from the ruins of war, destruction and death, history is made. a new church is born and for many ukrainians, a cherished victory is won over russia. i have come to ukraine, a country at war for four years. there are 3,800 images here. 3,800 soldiers who have lost their lives in a war that most ukrainians blame on russian aggression. centuries—old ties are being severed here between two peoples, and there is a new battleground, religion. what are you doing here?
these people don't love ukraine, they is russia. do you think those relations with russian friends can be repaired? no, no. ukrainians can't forgive these deaths. can ukraine and its new church now build a country of unity and understanding, or are the scars and divisions just too deep? i'm with a priest of the ukrainian 0rthodox church. father nikolai is taking me to steal a look at the church that was his for decades. and this is your church of almost a0 years?
like many priests here, father nikolai is part of the moscow patriarchate, a branch of the orthodox church with historic ties to russia. and that has turned him into an outcast in his own community, by those who want those ties cut. is this where you raised your children? nikolai's church and home have been taken over by a growing ukrainian 0rthodox church— the kyiv patriarchate. how do you feel when you see it now? for decades, the kyiv patriarchate has been in the shadow
of the more powerful moscow patriarchate. but now it is on the brink of recognition by most of the global 0rthodox community, led by the patriarch of constantinople, breaking over three centuries of spiritual domination here by russia. driven by popular anger at the russian orthodox church's support of vladimir putin and his military intervention in ukraine. but for many of the 12,000 churches here affiliated to the moscow patriarchiate, this split has been traumatic. father nikolai's difficulties began a year ago. father nikolai's faithful now gather in the living room of his home, chanting as they have through thick and thin in soviet times, and in the 27 years of a free, independent ukraine. the concern is that you are not
loyal to ukraine if you follow the moscow patriarchate. father nikolai and helena are not only proud of being ukrainian, their own son pavlov fought for his country against russian—backed rebels in the east of ukraine. you say they blame you for what is happening in the east, do you think that russia is doing the right thing in the east?
at the other end of the country, in the east, ukraine is still at war. large swathes of territory are held by russian—backed rebels and i am being driven to the frontline, where a shaky ceasefire prevails. my driver is another priest, father sergei dimitriev. the war has made him switch from moscow to the kyiv patriarchate. he now serves as a chaplain
for the ukrainian army. it's sunday and we have come to this village, a virtual ghost town just behind the front line. home now to the brigade sergei is attached to, all the way from the far west of the country. it is his job to support them when every day could be their last. there are virtually no differences between moscow and kyiv patriarchate rituals, but there are no moscow patriarchate chaplains serving in the ukrainian army. why did you leave the moscow patriarchate and join the kyiv patriarchate? word has come through that things are quiet on the front line.
and the patriotic music is playing as sergei heads off to forward positions. the trenches here mark where the ukrainian forces stopped the pro—russian advance in 2014. a soldier called andriy is on duty, he tells father sergei he is not much of a church—goer. hundreds of miles from the frontline in ukraine's capital, kiev, the experience of war has left its mark on many people's lives. every week, the kyiv patriarchate provides a room for some of those who feel the need to talk. tonight, it is the turn of the group of veterans wives. they have agreed to tell me
something of how the war has affected them. i told my little son, he was three years old, i told him that our daddy goes to defend our country because there is war and my son understands it and says "mummy, i am with you". when this war began, did you think it would be as brutal as it has been and would last for as long as it has? and how conflicted were you then, as a family? do you think those relations
with russia and russian friends can be repaired? i think no. because war is a big, big trauma. 11,000 people were killed. 11,000 of ukrainians. and i think that ukrainians can't forgive these deaths. back in western ukraine, there have been reports of more moscow patriarchate property being taken over, and the word is that it has been getting ugly. singing
it is a sunday service at the church of the holy trinity at bohorodchany. and father volodymyr shuvar is delivering his weekly sermon. but this week and he has something alarming to report, the local authorities have seized some of the churches premises. father volodymyr shuvar and the moscow patriarchate have
run the church of the holy trinity since 1992. in 2001, volodymyr and his family were granted the use of rooms in the towns music schools next door. until the summer when the towns of authorities ordered the premises to be returned and according to the father, taken by force. the local authorities here have told us that actually, what they have taken away is the music school, which never really belonged to you and this has nothing to do with the church and your faith
and who you follow. father volodymyr‘s account of what happened is disputed. but something unpleasant was happening around the church. father volodymyr took me to the door leading to the rooms the authorities had taken away. an official seal forbidding entry. but we were being watched. no more questions or explanations.
father volodymyr and his wife fear their church may be taken next. but they are from the area, and have a congregation to cater to. so what happens now? the bohorodchany town administration says they have no intention of taking the church. but with the red and black nationalist flag on the building, sometimes adopted by far right anti—russian groups here, and more intimidating young men in evidence in front, i wonder where the authorities‘ sympathies might really lie. on my way into the building i see a familiar face, the self—styled "ukrainian patriot" waiting to see the administration head, franko ezhak. who are the young men who were parked outside the church? because one of the guys who has been
sitting outside here the last few days that we have been here is actually outside your office right now. these young men are just choosing to sit outside in a very aggressive, threatening manner, off their own back? no one has asked them to do this? what you think, though, about the moscow patriarchate? today's tension is not the first
between ukraine and russia in these areas. in the centre of town stands a memorial to ukrainians who died fighting soviet occupation of western ukraine after world war ii. and that is where i finally get to speak to 0leh, who had been watching father volodymyr‘s church. do you view them as unpatriotic? as traitors? meanwhile in kiev, the temperature has been rising. thousands of ukrainian nationalists
marched the streets of the capital, proof for moscow of a rising tolerance here. in russia, the orthodox church has announced it is cutting all ties with the world 0rthodox community, for plans to recognise an independent ukrainian church. i asked the 89—year—old head of the kiev patriarchate, filaret, whether the goal of independence was creating more tension in an already divided country. and for filaret, it is the war in the east of ukraine that has brought about the possibility.
the military chaplain, father sergei, is back in kiev. he has something special to show me, on a wall commemorating the lives of 3800 ukrainian soldiers who have died in action since 2014. when you hear stories like that and see these images of 3800 men, did you ever think relations with russia could be repaired? hard steps will need to be taken for all ukraine to move on from a harrowing conflict with its closest neighbour. the authorities seem determined that a new church will be part of thatjourney — whether they take the whole of this divided country with them or not. hello there. the weekend so far has brought a real mix of weather. dry for some, wet for others.
for a few, very wet indeed. this is the satellite picture. look at this beautiful swirl of cloud. we've got a deep area of low pressure just here, drifting to the north—west of the british isles. this band of cloud, a frontal system which has brought quite a lot of rain in some places during saturday, and is still sitting in place for the first part of sunday. the rain fizzling away, at least for a time. some cloud and patchy of rain across lincolnshire, the midlands, east wales as we start the day. sunny spells throughout the day, parts of the south—east getting away with a completely dry weekend. and further north, sunshine and a much drier, brighter day across scotland on sunday. lots of sunshine to be had. the odd shower in the north—west. black wind arrows indicate wind gusts in excess of a0 miles an hour. the wind still quite gusty across the north—west. 13 in glasgow, 12 degrees
in belfast, a nice looking afternoon for northern ireland. a bit more cloud across england and wales, with the odd spot of rain. east anglia and the south—east escaping dry and fine. this rain pushing into the far south—west of england, likely to turn heavier as we get into the first part of the evening, drifting into west wales. maybe getting a bit further east. i think for most places, if you're off to a fireworks display on sunday evening, it should be dry and relatively mild as well. that sort of theme continues for bonfire night itself. let's pick up the story weatherwise as we go through late sunday evening into the early hours of monday. rain fringing it's way across western parts of the uk. further east, largely dry. the odd patch of mist around, and those temperatures not dropping fast, mild air continuing to come in from the south. 7—10 degrees. this is the pressure pattern on monday morning. another area of low pressure, a new one, developing to the south—west. this front just grazing its way across western parts of the british isles.
parts of south—west england, west wales, particularly northern ireland and western scotland. we could see a bit of rain through the day, that rain coming and going, not raining all day long. further east it will be dry with spells of sunshine and very mild indeed, 15 or 17 degrees. really, it's more of the same on tuesday. bands of rain scraping their way into western parts of the uk. further east, largely dry with some spells of sunshine and, wherever you are, once again, it will be mild. mild is the big theme to take us through the week ahead. wind and rain at times, but not all the time. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is duncan golestani. our top stories: the rhetoric heats up ahead of next week's midterm elections. president trump says the american economy is the best its ever been. a blistering attack on donald trump from iran's supreme leader, as the us prepares to re—impose
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