Category Archives: interference by State

Problem of violation of the rights of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s faithful raised at OSCE meeting

April 2, 2019 – in Vienna, Austria, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has finished the Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on Upholding the Principles of Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, Including in the Promotion and Protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief, where, among the topics raised, was the situation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, reports the official website of […]

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The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has issued an official statement about the current situation in Ukrainian and World Orthodoxy

April 3, 2019 – The heads of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church have convened for a session. In the result, an official statement, explaining the current situation and the Church’s position, has been issued. The document informs about discrimination and violation of the rights of the believers, a criminal persecution of a priest who protects the rights of faithful and […]

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The European Court of Human Rights has opened legal proceedings over a complaint filed by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church community of Ptichya about the confiscation of the church

March 14, 2019 – the European Court of Human Rights addressed an official notification of the admissibility of the complaint and the opening of the legal proceedings to the religious community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) in the village Ptichya of Rovno region in connection to multiple seizures of the church, which took place with the support and […]

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The Administrative Courts opens proceedings against Ukrainian Ministry of Culture over the requirement to rename and reregister the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

March 29, 2019 – The District Administrative Court of Kyiv opened proceedings in the case of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s lawsuit against the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture related to the requirement to rename and reregister itself as affiliated with the Russian Orthodox Church, according to the press-service of the Court, as translated by the Union of Orthodox Journalists. The court […]

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Interview with victims of the recent seizure of a Holy Protection Church and with Brian S. Brown, a president of the World Congress of Families, who visited the place of the incident.

March 14, 2019 – The Press Service of the Vicar of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan Pavel (Lebed) of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl, interviewed the victims of the recent seizure of the Holy Protection of the Mother of God Church in the village of Kurozvany (Rivno region). Also, Brian S. Brown , who visited the village, gave his comments about […]

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