Category Archives: Ukraine

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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The UOC community of the Volyn village of Bobly presented to the OSCE officials evidence of violations of their rights to freedom of religion by OCU activists

On September 24, 2019, representatives of the OSCE Mission met with believers of the Holy Protection Church (UOC) in the village of Bobly of the Turiisk district, Volyn region, the deputy of the Turiisk District Council Vladimir Krasulia reports on Facebook. “Testimonies of victims and witnesses of crimes, written and video materials were provided. The OSCE officials recorded everything. The […]

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Arson of the monastery of St. Ambroise

September 21, 2019. The Monastery of St. Ambrose of Optina in Tokmak, in the Berdyansk Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, was attacked on the morning of the great feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God, September 21. Arsonists set fire before the morning service, causing significant material damage to the monastery, reports the Monastery Bulletin of Ukraine. The attackers […]

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Attempt made to burn the family of UOC cleric alive and later to shoot them

19 September, 2019, in the village of Pershotravnevoe, Zmiev District, Kharkov Region (Ukraine), a local resident tried to burn alive the clergyman of Izium Eparchy of the UOC, Archpriest Leonid Pobigaylenko, and his family. This was reported on the website of Objective media group . The offender set fire to the house, barn and car of Archpriest Leonid at night, […]

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Members of OCU beat a parishioner and rector of UOC temple in vlg. Priputni

14 September, 2019. A raider attack on the UOC church in the village of Priputni, Chernigov Region, ended up with hospitalization of the parishioner. On Saturday, September 13, 2019, in the village of Priputni, Ichnia District, visiting activists of the OCU, led by hieromonk Leonty, who was earlier banned from priesthood, cut down locks at the local temple and beat […]

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