Category Archives: discrimination

Communiqué adopted at the meeting of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union

From 6 to 8 October 2017 the Committee of Representatives of Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU) held its annual meeting in Moscow (Russian Federation) in the Department of External Church Relations of the Patriarchate of Moscow, at the kind invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia. The main topic of this year’s meeting was […]

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In Khmelnitsky region non-canonical church proponents obstruct construction of UOC church

September 2, 2017. In the town of Volochisk in the Khmelnitsky region, non-canonical church proponents demand to forbid the construction of a UOC church. Several priests of the Kiev Patriarchate call on the residents to obstruct the building of the church in every possible way. At the same time, they film their illegal actions and post them on Facebook. According […]

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Muslim refugees on island of Lesbos terrifying and driving out Orthodox Christians

July 22, 2017. Several clashes have broken out in recent days at Lesbos Island’s Moria Camp for refugees, with Greek authorities arresting 35 Muslim rioters who threw large rocks at police officers and set fire to tents both inside and outside the bounds of the camp. A disabled Christian was nearly burnt alive while sleeping in one of the shelters, […]

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Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved antichurch bill

July 14, 2017 – On July 12 the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Culture and Spirituality considered and approved bill No. 5309 “On introducing amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations.” Bill No. 5309 proposes to amend the Law “regarding the name of religious organizations (associations) that are part of a […]

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Two Cypriot families suing Church because sons became monks

June 28, 2017 – Two local Greek Cypriot families have accused Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol, Abbot Epiphanios of Machairas Monastery, and the Cypriot Orthodox Church of pushing their sons into monasticism, suing them for a sum of 2 million euros ($2,271,200) as compensation for “moral damages,” reports Russian Athens. The judicial process, unusual for Orthodox countries, is set to begin on […]

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