Category Archives: Europe

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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European Parliament names Russian religious organizations instruments of external propaganda

November 23, 2016. The European Parliament passed on Wednesday a resolution to combat propaganda hostile to the European Union, which, Brussels thinks, is in particular coming from Russia, as reports interfax news agency. As many as 691 MEPs took part in the voting on this advisory resolution. It was passed by 304 votes to 179, with 208 abstentions. The document […]

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Report on Violations of the Rights of Orthodox Christians in Europe in 2015 published

June 22, 2016. The Centre for Monitoring the Rights and Freedom of Orthodox Christians in Europe publishes its annual report for the year 2015. Monitoring the rights and freedom of Orthodox Christians in Europe within 47 countries of the Council of Europe means registering violations of freedoms of conscience, expression, assembly and other freedoms and rights. Usually violations occur as […]

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Patriarch of Georgia and the Georgian Orthodox Church are accused of hate speech and intolerance in the report of the Commission against Racism and Intolerance of the Council of Europe

March 28, 2016. The report of the Commission against racism and Intolerance of the Council of Europe presents its report and attributes hate speech and Intolerance to Patriarch Ilia and the Georgian Orthodox Church, as it is referred on the official website of the CoE. On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the European […]

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Representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church visited Strasbourg and had several meetings in the Council of Europe

December 14, 2015. The representative of Ternopil and Kremenets diocese, hegumen Gerontius, rector of St. John Merciful Monastery, and the legal adviser of the Kyiv Metropolis and also chief of the human rights organization “Public Advocacy” Mr. O.Denisov had a meeting at the Council of Europe with the Commissioner of Human Rights Mr. Nils Muiznieks. The representative of the Russian […]

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