Category Archives: discrimination

Facts of discrimination against the UOC reported at OSCE conference

September 13, 2018. The representative of the UOC, Bishop Victor of Baryshevka, stated at the OSCE meeting about the violation of the rights of believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The head of the Representation of the UOC to European International Organizations, Bishop Viktor of Baryshevka, addressed the OSCE meeting in Warsaw, the UOC Information and Educational Department reports. In […]

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In Odessa parishioners and clergy not allowed into the church for worship

August 14, 2018. Represenatives of the UOC KP and UGCC were allowed into the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church at the Odessa Military Academy while parishioners of the UOC were denied access. On the early morning of August 14, the clergy and numerous parishioners came to the Fontanka road to take part in the festive divine service. However, at the […]

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Greece restricting visits from Russian priests

August 6, 2018. A priest of the Russian Orthodox Church has reported that he faced discrimination on a professional basis at the Greek embassy in Moscow, reports Russian Athens. The publicist, journalist, and cleric Fr. Vladimir Vigilyansky posted a letter to the Greek ambassador in Moscow on his personal Facebook page explaining the situation. According to the priest, he faced […]

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Macedonian authorities seize canonical bishop’s passport

July 13, 2018. Macedonian authorities have seized the passport of the sole canonical Orthodox bishop serving in the country, whom they have already persecuted for years. At the border crossing at Medžitlija, near Bitola, the Ministry of Internal Affairs confiscated the passport of His Beatitude Jovan (Vraniskovsky), Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, without explanation on July 9, reports the […]

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