The current government of Greece is pushing the Orthodox Church out of the education sphere

June 22, 2017 – The current Cabinet of Minister in Greece, led by Alexis Tsipras, has promised to coordinate any changes in the education system with the Greek Orthodox Church. But this is not happening in practice. Numerous government decisions are being taken without the involvement of church representatives. The Greek Orthodox Church has published a press release on the […]

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In Volyn priest evicted from his children asks Supreme Court to review the case

June 20, 2017 – The state authorities of Horokhiv district of Volyn region plan to implement the court’s decision to resettle two children from their parents. It is related to the claim of the Kyiv Patriarchate about eviction from the village church house in Uhryniv of the couple – a priest of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) and his […]

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Destruction of Orthodox holy sites continues in Albania

June 15, 2017 – The Orthodox heritage in Albania has suffered another blow with the decay of the Monastery of St. Athanasius in Kato Lenitsa, founded in 1797. Due to the idleness of authorities, who confiscated the monastic buildings but undertook no measures to restore the landmark, the monastery sustained irreparable damage in the winter of 2017. The monastery currently […]

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Rivne region authorities refuses UOC to allocate land for children’s rehabilitation centre

June 15, 2017 – At an extraordinary session of the Kvasilov village council, many deputies abstained from voting for the allocation of land for the construction of the spiritual centre of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Thus, the village head’s order, taken under pressure, “on suspending the execution of the decision to allocate the land plot” was left in force. The […]

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Icons from the XVIII stolen from a church in the Vinnitsa region (Ukraine)

June 14, 2017 – Three icons have been stolen in the village of Kalitinka, Vinnitsa region, from the Saint-Dmitry church of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The theft was reported by the Rector of the church. According to the report, unknown individuals broke into the church, breaking the wooden window preemptively. They proceeded to steal icons of Saint Nicholas, an […]

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