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 […]» Read more
Category Archives: interference by State
23 July 2019. The Sixth Court of Appeal of Kiev has decided to dismiss the appeal of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. On July 22, 2019, the Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal of Kiev dismissed the appeal of the Ministry of Culture in the case of renaming the UOC and left the decision of the District Administrative Court of […]» Read more
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 […]» Read more
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 […]» Read more
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 […]» Read more