November 27, 2017. Parishioners were evacuated from Sretensky Monastery’s Meeting of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God Church today due to a bomb threat, Izvestiya reports. There were five people in the church when the threat was called in. All were evacuated safely and a thorough sweep is being carried out. The threat did not interrupt the schedule […]» Read more
November 27, 2017. Orthodox Christians in Albania were shocked and insulted by a presentation that took place during a recent book fair in the capital city of Tirana. The book that was unveiled, Demons in Cassocks, depicts Albania’s most beloved saint Kosmas of Aetolia, as well as the current primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durrës […]» Read more
November 21, 2017. Pilgrims and visitors must now purchase tickets for the privilege of entrance into several Orthodox monasteries and churches throughout Albania, according to a recent governmental decision, reports aktines.blogspot.ru. Clergy have already called the decision another in a long line of restrictive measures directed against the Orthodox Church in Albania. The new paying regime applies to St. Nicholas […]» Read more
Police investigating violations of believers’ rights during 2016’s All-Ukrainian Orthodox procession
November 14, 2017. Law enforcement agencies opened criminal proceedings on Thursday for the violations of the rights of believers of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church that took place during the All-Ukrainian Cross Procession which was held in July 2016, reports the Information-Education Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Relevant statements to law enforcement were provided by the NGO “Public Advocacy.” […]» Read more
Reaction of the chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and Society and the Media to the situation in the Annunciation Church in Kolomiya.
November 9, 2017. The chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and Society and the Media Vladimir Legoida recently addressed the sorrowful events occurring with the Annunciation Church in Kolomiya, Ukraine, calling the situation, in which Uniates have stolen the church from the Orthodox faithful, outrageous, reports pravoslavie.ru. “It is absolutely unthinkable what is happening with the parishioners of the […]» Read more