Category Archives: interference by State

Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy calls attacks on UOC terrorism

November 14, 2019. The actions of radicals in Ukraine in relation to the canonical Church are manifestations of terrorism, but their attacks remain unpunished, the IAO Secretariat noted. During a session of the International Secretariat, chairmen and rapporteurs of commissions of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy in Athens, its president Sergei Gavrilov stated that the attacks of the radicals on the […]

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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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