July 26, 2020. Representatives of the OCU broke the locks on the doors of the Holy Cross Church of the UOC in the village of Zabolotsi of the Ivanychi district, Volyn region, as reported to the UOJ by the rector of the church, Archpriest John Sybira. He said that in the morning the believers came to the church to perform […]» Read more
Attempt to seize the Holy Protection Church of the canonical UOC in Novozhyvotiv on the saint patron’s day.
July 26, 2020. In Novozhyvotiv, Vinnytsia region, OCU activists attempted to seize the UOC Church of the Protection of the Mother of God, as reported by witnesses of the incident. According to them, representatives of the OCU first crowded on the stairs of the temple and tried to break the locks and get inside. The schismatics cut off the locks […]» Read more
July 21, 2020. A scandalous official who seized the UOC temples, demanded to “clear up a misunderstanding” and not to employ the wife of a priest of the canonical Church. In Zdolbuniv, Sergei Kondrachuk, adherent of the OCU and former head of the District State Administration, demanded not to give a job to the journalist, wife of the priest of the […]» Read more
July 21, 2020. His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro appealed to state authorities to reverse the ban on the construction of a monastery near the southern coastal town of Ulcinj. However, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism rejected the Church’s appeal, claiming that the sudden destruction of the residence at the Monastery of St. Basil of Ostrog last month […]» Read more
Closing churches and regulating services is unconstitutional—Russian Presidential Council for Human Rights
July 21, 2020. Officials have no right to close churches and regulate services and religious rites due to the coronavirus pandemic, the President Council for Human Rights believes. On July 17, Valery Fadeev, the Council Chairman, presented a report in St. Petersburg entitled, “Lessons of the Epidemic in Terms of Civil and Human Rights and Freedoms,” which in particular states […]» Read more