Category Archives: freedom of assembly

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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Local authorities bar believers from getting to cross procession in Ukraine.

July 22, 2018. In Rovno region, local authorities press on transport companies so that they do not provide vehicles to transport believers to the Сross procession in Kiev. The drivers told clergymen that the representatives of the district authorities have “talks” with them advising not to take the believers to Kiev. This was reported to the UOJ correspondent by Protopriest Victor […]

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UOC believers prevented from joining Procession in Kiev, – Ovruch eparchy

July 20, 2018. Believers of the Ovruch eparchy face attempts to prevent their participation in the Kiev Cross Procession on July 27. The Ovruch district authorities prevent believers of the UOC from joining the Cross Procession in the capital, banning the route to Kiev on July 27, reports the Information and Educational Department of the UOC with reference to Protopriest […]

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Radicals attempted to disrupt a memorial service at Polish cemetery

March 13, 2018. In the Polish town of Sahryń, a Ukrainian official attempted to disrupt a memorial service for the tragically died Ukrainians, forcing the priests of the Polish Orthodox Church to leave the cemetery. The memorial panikhida was being served for the hundreds of Ukrainians who fell victim to the Polish Army Krajowa on March 10, 1944, writes “Volyn […]

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Nationalists from S14 block the entrance to Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

January 10, 2018. Nearly 30 persons in balaclavas from the ultra-right organization S14 (Sich) blocked the entrance to the caves of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and blocked the barrier, reports ”Hromadske”. “There were verbal skirmishes and a small scuffle. The protestors let a few cars enter, which, according to them, do not belong to the Lavra’s employees,” the correspondent […]

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