Category Archives: North Macedonia

UN Human Rights Council discusses violation of the rights of UOC believers

24 September 2019. The NGO “Public Advocacy” organized the hotel event “Religious Freedom Today: Orthodox Churches of Ukraine, Montenegro, North Macedonia” during the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, reports the website of the human rights organization. During the event, UN representatives were presented with packages of documents on violations of the rights of Christians in Ukraine, Montenegro, North […]

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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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Russian foreign minister warned the Orthodox Churches of dragging in political games

February 22, 2018. Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov expressed confidence that Russian and Serbian Orthodox Churches will successfully overcome current “turbulent years”, when in different countries churches are being dragged in political games. During the presentation of Church’s Save mosaic dome, S. Lavrov stated that: “It is important to demonstrate such union, especially when Russian and Serbian Orthodox Churches undergo […]

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Perpetrators set fire around ancient Orthodox Monastery

August 29, 2017. A wildfire is threatening the unique Treskavec Monastery in the mountains near the city of Prilep in Macedonia, reports RIA-Novosti. The 13th century mountain Treskavec Monastery, dedicated to the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, is considered one of the most beautiful monuments of Orthodox architecture in the republic and one of the most important spiritual centers. […]

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False statements against Archbishop Jovan and the members of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric

April 21, 2016. On April 21 another hearing in the politically rigged court process against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, the bishops Marko of Bregalnica and David of Stobi, as well as against the clergy, monastics and the believers of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric, took place. On the hearing, as a witness against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid […]

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