Category Archives: interference by State

Russian Synod issues statement in support of persecuted Serbian Church in Montenegro

July 10, 2019. Meeting at Valaam Monastery yesterday, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church issued a statement concerning the present persecution and legal threat against the Serbian Orthodox Church on the territory of Montenegro, reports Patriarchia.ru. In May, the Montenegrin Cabinet approved a draft law according to which, “All religious buildings that were property of the State of Montenegro before […]

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The third issue of the UOC DECR Information Bulletin regarding violations of believers’ rights is available for download

June 18, 2019 – The Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC DECR) continues to publish its Information Bulletin on Rights Violations of UOC parishioners and clergy, according to the announcement on the official website. The third issue of the Information Bulletin covers the period from May 29 to June 10, 2019. One can view and […]

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The Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church continues to publish its Information Bulletin on Rights Violations of UOC parishioners and clergy.

June 6, 2019 – In connection with the growing incidence of offenses committed against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and in order to properly inform and bring to attention these cases to the clergy and faithful of other Local Orthodox Churches, state authorities, mass media, human rights and expert organisations, the Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church […]

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The Constitutional Court has opened legal proceedings over a complaint about the discriminatory law against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

April 20, 2019 – The Information and Education Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), referencing the website of the Constitutional Court Of Ukraine, reports that the Court has opened legal proceedings over a case of constitutional conformity of the Law of Ukraine “On amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations” regarding the […]

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