Category Archives: defamation

The Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church defamed

March 8, 2018. The Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Iriney was defamed by a serbian daily newspaper “Kurir”. The Belgrade-based newspaper published on its front page that Patriarch allegedly did not want to move to Kosovo. Earlier the Patriarch Irinej had supported the idea to add “Patriarchate of Pec” to the official name of the Serbian Orthodox Church. According […]

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The pressure on the Russian Orthodox Church has increased

January 9, 2018. According to a senior spokesman of the Russian Orthodox Church, Aleksandr Shipkov, last year the church suffered more intense informational pressure than in 2015 and 2016. “I would divide this year in three periods. The first one included the campaign around the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the second (summer and autumn 2017) – the campaign around film ‘’Matilda’’, […]

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Orthodox Church and Suday school destroyed by arson in Rostov

December 16, 2017. On the morning of December 16, unidentified persons set fire on the temple in honor of the icon of Mother of God from Don, situated in the park named after Anatoly Sobin in Zheleznodorozhny district of Rostov. Attackers also destroyed and burned the parish Sunday school in the premises. Both buildings were temporary trailers, equipped with the […]

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Anti-Orthodox book in Albania calls saints and clergy “Demons in Cassocks”

November 27, 2017. Orthodox Christians in Albania were shocked and insulted by a presentation that took place during a recent book fair in the capital city of Tirana. The book that was unveiled, Demons in Cassocks, depicts Albania’s most beloved saint Kosmas of Aetolia, as well as the current primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durrës […]

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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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