Category Archives: Europe

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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Metropolitan Timothy from the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem comments on the Uniate Church, Kiev Patriarchate, and the persecution of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

March 3, 2017 – Metropolitan Timothy (Margaritis) of Vostrsky responded to questions about the persecution of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and many other topics, as reports pravlife. “Most Reverend Metropolitan, Orthodox believers in Ukraine find themselves in a very complicated situation nowadays, and they need the support of other Orthodox Christians. The Church of Jerusalem is the mother of […]

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The court of Borispol (Ukraine) has prohibited an Orthodox Christian Cross Procession

February 22, 2017 – The municipal court of Borispol in the greater Kiev region has reviewed the administrative lawsuit of the protopriest Georgy Nosach of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), and has ruled in its favour. According to a journalist from the Union of Orthodox Journalists (UOJ), the court case involved the prohibition of an Orthodox Cross procession on […]

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