Category Archives: freedom of assembly

Albania begins charging for entrance to Orthodox holy sites

November 21, 2017. Pilgrims and visitors must now purchase tickets for the privilege of entrance into several Orthodox monasteries and churches throughout Albania, according to a recent governmental decision, reports aktines.blogspot.ru. Clergy have already called the decision another in a long line of restrictive measures directed against the Orthodox Church in Albania. The new paying regime applies to St. Nicholas […]

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Police investigating violations of believers’ rights during 2016’s All-Ukrainian Orthodox procession

November 14, 2017. Law enforcement agencies opened criminal proceedings on Thursday for the violations of the rights of believers of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church that took place during the All-Ukrainian Cross Procession which was held in July 2016, reports the Information-Education Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Relevant statements to law enforcement were provided by the NGO “Public Advocacy.” […]

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Lviv court takes away Orthodox church in the village of Kuty from UOC community

September 30, 2017. On September 26, the Lviv Economic Court of Appeal handed over to the Kyiv Patriarchate the Church of the Holy Righteous Anna in the village of Kuty in the Shumsk district of the Ternopil region, reports Zaxid.Media. For several years, the religious community of the Holy Righteous Anna has been trying unsuccessfully to secure the return of […]

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Kiev Patriarchate disrupts the divine service in the canonical Orthodox Church and broke up the altar entrance

May 16, 2017- Several dozens followers of the self-proclaimed Kiev Patriarchate rushed in a church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) during the divine service and broke the doors leading to the altar. About twenty “priests of the self-proclaimed Kiev Patriarchate” ran into Sts Peter and Paul Church in the village of Kinakhovtsy in the Ternopol […]

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Canonical Orthodox Christian believers of the village Nesterovtsy (Ukraine) are launching a lawsuit to regain the church seized by Kiev Patriarchate

March 30, 2017 – The Khmelnitsky oblast (regional) court is considering the lawsuit launched by the parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) in the village of Nesterovtsy. The parish wants to have their church returned to them by the Kiev Patriarchate, who seized it in June 2016. A former priest of the UOC-MP who joined the Kiev Patriarchate […]

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