Category Archives: defamation

Minister for Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro publicly brought defamatory facts to cover discriminatory acts against the Serbian Orthodox Church.

January 18, 2019 – On 6 January 2019, on the Christmas Eve, the Montenegrin minister for human and minority rights, Mr Mehmed Zenka, gave an interview to the Montenegrin TV “Vijesti”, and stated that the Serbian Orthodox Church (“the SOC”) “was not ready to cooperate” with the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights (“the Ministry”) in preparation of the Draft […]

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Metropolitan Pavel, the vicar of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, denied recent accusation that there are illegal constructions on the territory of the monastery and testified about the persecution of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate).

January 10, 2019 – The vicar of Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Pavel of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl made an announcement today in a video message posted on the monastery’s Youtube channel. Metropolitan Pavel called untrue a statement voiced by the former director of the National Kiev-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Reserve Sergei Krolevets that 16 buildings were allegedly built illegally on […]

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A series of unfounded criminal complaints filed against the head of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (Serbian Orthodox Church) and the Mitropolinate itself.

January 10, 2019 – The Montenegrin Movement, a non-political association established in Podgorica in 2015 („the Movement“), filed a criminal complaint against the Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije Radović, in which he has been accused for, allegedly, wishing to take Montenegro into the so called „Syrian scenario“ by his public statements. Namely, Metropolitan Amfilohije delivered a sermon after […]

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The Right Sector in Chernigov pressured believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) via Social Media to join a newly established non-canonical Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

January 6, 2019 – the Right Sector in Chernigov announced on social media that the time has come for the parishioners of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) “to pass peacefully to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine”. This message was part of the post aiming to invite everyone to join the rally in front of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s […]

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Mayor Michel Tereshchenko interferes into the internal Church relations

December 28, 2018. Officials of the town of Glukhov in the Sumy region call on the priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) to move into the newly created Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Mayor Michel Tereshchenko puts a direct and categorical question: “When will you transfer to a new church?” Protopriest Alexey Rodionov, dean of the Glukhov district, told […]

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