Category Archives: interference by State

Case opened against local deputy for inciting enmity against canonical Ukrainian Church in Zolochev

September 10, 2020. Criminal proceedings have been opened against a Deputy of the Lvov Provincial Council at the request of the family of Fr. Maxim Yoenko, a cleric of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Zolochev who has continually faced harassment from civil and schismatic representatives. The Zolochev police launched a pre-trial investigation on September 3 into the statements and […]

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Renewed Continuation of Illegal Construction work on Decani-Plav Highway within Visoki Dečani Monastery’s Special Protective Zone

August 14, 2020. Despite Kosovo’s Law on Special Protective Zones explicitly forbidding building highways and transit roads through Special Protective Zones, the unambiguous stance of the Law’s Implementation Council, and the position of international representatives in Kosovo that the construction of a Dečani-Plav highway through the Monastery’s Protective Zone constitutes an illegal act, the local Kosovar authorities in Dečani, together with […]

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Montenegro rejects Church’s appeal to reverse ban on construction of state-demolished monastery

July 21, 2020. His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro appealed to state authorities to reverse the ban on the construction of a monastery near the southern coastal town of Ulcinj. However, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism rejected the Church’s appeal, claiming that the sudden destruction of the residence at the Monastery of St. Basil of Ostrog last month […]

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Closing churches and regulating services is unconstitutional—Russian Presidential Council for Human Rights

July 21, 2020. Officials have no right to close churches and regulate services and religious rites due to the coronavirus pandemic, the President Council for Human Rights believes. On July 17, Valery Fadeev, the Council Chairman, presented a report in St. Petersburg entitled, “Lessons of the Epidemic in Terms of Civil and Human Rights and Freedoms,” which in particular states […]

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Metropolitan Amfilohije about persecutions of Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro.

July 6, 2020. The Head of the Montenegrin-Littoral Metropolis of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije (Radović), believes that the current authorities of the country use fascist methods in relation to the Church and Her faithful, the website of the Metropolis reports. In his opinion, “President Milo Djukanovic sacrifices Montenegro and its existence for power and money. This […]

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