Category Archives: defamation

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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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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