Category Archives: interference by State

The police unreasonably detained Metropolitan Mitrofan a day after his eparchy declared its loyalty to the canonical Church and its primate His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine.

February 18, 2019 – Metropolitan Mitrofan of Gorlovka and Slavyansk was detained at a checkpoint and escorted to the Slavyansk police department, reports Union of Orthodox Journalist referencing the official website of the Gorlovka eparchy. The incident comes just a day after the Gorlovka eparchy declared its loyalty to the canonical Church and its primate His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of […]

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The priests of the Chernovtsy eparchy appealed to the local authorities with an open letter, in which they demanded to stop the persecution of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) clerics.

January 14, 2019 – The authorities exert pressure on the clergymen of the Gertsa deanery (Chernovtsy eparchy), inducing them to agitate for the Orthodox Church Ukraine. That is said in a statement addressed to the head of the Gertsa District State Administration from Archpriest Longin, vicar of the Holy Ascension Monastery of Bancheny, and Archpriest Pavel Dumitru, dean of the […]

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The head of local authorities disrupted two festive Orthodox religious rites in a defiant and insulting manner.

January 19, 2019 – In a village Brailov near Vinnitsa, the village council head disrupted two Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s (Moscow Patriarchate) traditional water consecration worships on the feast of Baptism, that annually takes place at the local river. This was reported by the official website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) Vinnitsa Diocese and translated by the Union of […]

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