Macedonian authorities seize canonical bishop’s passport

July 13, 2018. Macedonian authorities have seized the passport of the sole canonical Orthodox bishop serving in the country, whom they have already persecuted for years. At the border crossing at Medžitlija, near Bitola, the Ministry of Internal Affairs confiscated the passport of His Beatitude Jovan (Vraniskovsky), Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, without explanation on July 9, reports the […]

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Orthodox church set on fire in Bosnia and Herzegovina

August 27, 2018. An Orthodox church in the municipality of Visoko in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina was set on fire by unknown vandals last Sunday, suffering serious damage, reports RIA-Novosti. The city of Visoko is located in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is inhabited mainly by Bosniaks (Slavic Muslims), with a small Serbian and Croatian […]

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Greek prime minister to initiate process of separation of Church from State

June 26, 2018.  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras intends to initiate the process of separating the Greek Orthodox Church from the Greek state and revising the relevant article of the Greek constitution, reports Russian Athens with reference to the Greek paper Kathimerini. According to the Greek publication, within the next month Tsipras will present his plan for the revision of the constitution, including […]

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66-year-old security guard of Ukrainian church brutally murdered during robbery

June 20, 2018. Two thieves brutally beat the 66-year-old security guard of the St. Panteleimon Church in Melitopol, Ukraine during a robbery, leaving him for dead. The guard, Anatoly, was found by another church worker later in the morning. He had remained conscious throughout the night, though he later died in the hospital, reports the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. “The […]

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Archbishop Eulogius of Sumy and Akhtyrka asked Ukrainian President to protect Trinity Cathedral in Sumy from seizure .

March 29, 2018. Archbishop Eulogius of Sumy and Akhtyrka has sent a letter to Petro Poroshenko. In his message to the Head of State, the archbishop expressed concern over the intentions of the leadership of the UOC KP to initiate the seizure of the Trinity Cathedral, the Bishop’s seat, reports the press service of the Sumy eparchy on March 29. […]

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