Category Archives: Europe

Human rights group created to protect Orthodox Communities in Eastern Europe

August 7, 2018. A new advocacy group aiming to protect the interests of Orthodox Christians throughout Eastern Europe has been created. The NGO “Public Rights Protection,” a co-founder of the new “Eastern European Rights Protection Group,” reports that it includes representatives of human rights and public organizations from Balkan nations. The decision was made by representatives of human rights, public, […]

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Terrorist attack committed at metropolis headquarters in Thessaloniki

March 7, 2018. A homemade incendiary device exploded on Tuesday night near the entrance to the building of the Metropolis of Neapolis and Stavroupolis in the Neapolis District of Thessaloniki, reports thestival.gr. A local resident reports hearing four loud bangs at around 3:30 in the morning. The explosion damaged the entrance to the metropolis building. A team of eight firefighters […]

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Intolerance towards Religious Symbols on package.

October 11, 2017. The site of the Observatory on the Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe published 4 similar cases of exclusion of the Crosses from packages with the views of the Orthodox Churches. August 31, 2017: In Belgium, the supermarket chain Lidl promotes its Greek ERIDANOUS products with images of the famous Anastasis Church in Santorini, Greece, complete […]

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Communiqué adopted at the meeting of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union

From 6 to 8 October 2017 the Committee of Representatives of Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU) held its annual meeting in Moscow (Russian Federation) in the Department of External Church Relations of the Patriarchate of Moscow, at the kind invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia. The main topic of this year’s meeting was […]

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Report on Violations of the Rights of Orthodox Christians in Europe in 2016 published

October 6, 2017. An off-site meeting of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU) took place at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations. The meeting on “The Manifestation of Solidarity of the Orthodox Church and the Peoples of the World in the Face of Extremism and Terrorism”. Addressing all those present, Metropolitan […]

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