Human rights activists: Obstructing UOC Cross Procession is a criminal offence

July 26, 2018. Commenting on media reports on precluding by authorities of participation of the UOC believers in the procession, human rights activists say it is a criminal offense. According to the explanatory note made by NGO Public Advocacy, precluding a religious rite is a criminal offense under article 180 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. This is stated on […]

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In Odessa parishioners and clergy not allowed into the church for worship

August 14, 2018. Represenatives of the UOC KP and UGCC were allowed into the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church at the Odessa Military Academy while parishioners of the UOC were denied access. On the early morning of August 14, the clergy and numerous parishioners came to the Fontanka road to take part in the festive divine service. However, at the […]

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Satanist teenager suspected of torching wooden Karelian church

August 13, 2018. A high school student who describes himself as a Satanist is suspected of setting fire to the 18th-century wooden Church of the Dormition in the village of Kondopoga in Karelia. The entire historical church tragically burned to the ground on Friday, as orthochristian.com reported on Friday. “A 15-year-old school student is suspected. He considers himself a Satanist. […]

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Human rights group created to protect Orthodox Communities in Eastern Europe

August 7, 2018. A new advocacy group aiming to protect the interests of Orthodox Christians throughout Eastern Europe has been created. The NGO “Public Rights Protection,” a co-founder of the new “Eastern European Rights Protection Group,” reports that it includes representatives of human rights and public organizations from Balkan nations. The decision was made by representatives of human rights, public, […]

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Greece restricting visits from Russian priests

August 6, 2018. A priest of the Russian Orthodox Church has reported that he faced discrimination on a professional basis at the Greek embassy in Moscow, reports Russian Athens. The publicist, journalist, and cleric Fr. Vladimir Vigilyansky posted a letter to the Greek ambassador in Moscow on his personal Facebook page explaining the situation. According to the priest, he faced […]

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