Category Archives: defamation

Ukrainian nationalist Facebook group begins collecting data on Orthodox priests

October 5, 2017. A new Facebook group “Get Moscow Priests Out of Galicia” appeared last month, aiming to collect information on all parishes and priests of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC) in the western Ukrainian border province of Lviv, with calls to oppose the Church. The banner for the page features a cartoon of a […]

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In Rovno region non-canonical church adherents start manhunt of the beaten UOC priest

August 30, 2017. A scandal involving a fight between a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and a representative of the Kyiv Patriarchate broke out in the village of Povcha in Dubno district of Rivne region (Ukraine). After the incident, the priest of the UOC appealed to the police and verified battery-induced injuries, yet the KP representatives accused him of […]

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Destruction of Orthodox holy sites continues in Albania

June 15, 2017 – The Orthodox heritage in Albania has suffered another blow with the decay of the Monastery of St. Athanasius in Kato Lenitsa, founded in 1797. Due to the idleness of authorities, who confiscated the monastic buildings but undertook no measures to restore the landmark, the monastery sustained irreparable damage in the winter of 2017. The monastery currently […]

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Priest from the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church is falsely accused of assault

June 14, 2017 – The Rector of the Saint-Peter and Paul Church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) has been falsely accused of having assaulted with a member of the Kiev Patriarchate. This information was presented to him at the police station where he was detained. The incident circles around a conflict with the Kiev Patriarchate. The case was […]

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