Category Archives: discrimination

Moscow Police misinterprets an Orthodox Christian sign as an extremist message

March 29, 2017 – On March 15, while celebrating the centennial anniversary of the existence of the Appearance of “Derzhavny” icon of the Mother of God, a triumphant, traditional prayerful standing was conducted, dedicated to this anniversary. The “Derzhavnaya” icon is a symbol of the Virgin’s Protection of Russia, and is very venerated by all believers in the country, especially […]

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine refuses to inform international organizations on violation of believers’ rights, – UOC

March 28, 2017 – Authorities do not pay enough attention to violation of the believers’ rights in western regions of Ukraine, reports Chairman of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) Law Department protopriest Alexander Bakhov in the interview to ”Fabor” Charitable Fund. “The authorities continually carry out studies of violation of the believers’ rights in Donbass and the Crimea. Certainly, […]

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In Rivne oblast (Ukraine), the authorities are delaying to return the seized church of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

March 27, 2017 – It has been more than three months since the representatives of the Kiev Patriarchate ignore the decision of the Superior Agricultural Court of Ukraine, which gave a verdict of eviction. Furthermore, the executive authorities does not allow believers to worship in their rightful place of cult. They are not taking proper action to enforce the court’s […]

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The Ukrainian Ministry of Culture is leading an active discrimination campaign against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, according to a religion expert

March 23, 2017 – The Ministry of Culture is leading an orchestrated and systematic discrimination campaign against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP). This is the view Yuriy Reshetnikov, the Chairman of the Ukrainian Department for Nationalities and Religion from 2009 to 2010. Mr. Reshetnikov gave an interview to the journal “Phrase”, and he holds a […]

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The Ukrainian Ministry of Culture did not show up to trial with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)

February 22, 2017 – On February 22, the first trial between the Ministry of Culture and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC-MP) took place. The UOC-MP sued the Ministry of Culture over refusal to accept and register the internal charters of the dioceses and monasteries. The trial took place because the Ministry refused to register the charters over a course of […]

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