Latvia banned Protodeacon of Russian Orthodox Church from entering the country.

November 28, 2016. The Russian Embassy to Latvia has criticized the Latvian authorities’ decision to ban Protodeacon Andrei Kurayev from entering the country, as reports interfax news agency. “On November 26 Andrei Kurayev was not let into Latvia. The inclusion of religious figures on the list of people banned from entering Latvia is beyond comprehension and certainly does not help […]

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European Parliament names Russian religious organizations instruments of external propaganda

November 23, 2016. The European Parliament passed on Wednesday a resolution to combat propaganda hostile to the European Union, which, Brussels thinks, is in particular coming from Russia, as reports interfax news agency. As many as 691 MEPs took part in the voting on this advisory resolution. It was passed by 304 votes to 179, with 208 abstentions. The document […]

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OSCE studies religious situation in Krivoy Rog UOC diocese

November 2, 2016. Representatives of the Special Monitoring Mission got interested in the draft decision of Krivoy Rog City Council, which has to do with one of the diocese’s parishes, as reports the union of the orthodox journalists. On 31 October representatives of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission met with Metropolitan of Krivoy Rog and Nikopol Ephrem. A matter of […]

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Arson of an Orthodox church in Ukraine

November 7 2016. About two o’clock in the morning, Pavlograd local residents saw a fire in the Saints Cyril and Methodius church of the UOC. The people who called the police and the fire service also noticed two masked men running away from the church, reports a UOJ. “Police and firefighters arrived very quickly, – says the rector, Archpriest Andrei […]

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Desecration of Orthodox religious monuments in Greece

November 6, 2016. According to the public sources, the vast majority of religious monuments in Greece desecrated recently are owned by the Orthodox Church. The Greek news agency romfea informed in its report of the incidents which occurred in Greece in 2015 and were directed against the places of worship, as reports zyorna.ru website. This report, published by the Department […]

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