Category Archives: freedom of assembly

A new attack is planned against an Orthodox church in the village of Ptichiya

March 19, 2017 – There is a plenary session of the village council planned for the village of Ptichiya, Rivne oblast (Ukraine). One of the questions that will be discussed involves conducting a referendum about the transfer of the Saint Uspensky Church of the village. The residents of the village see this as another attempt at seizing the church. “Questions […]

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In Badovka, the Kiev Patriarchate uses the last resort to keep the seized church of the canonical Orthodox Church

March 14, 2017 – In the village of Badovka, Rivne region, representatives of the Kiev Patriarchate again prevented believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church from entering the church, belonging to the UOC (Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarchate) (UOC-MP). On March 6, a court eviction order from the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine ordered the Kiev Patriarchate to leave the […]

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Kiev Patriarchate and volunteers illegally occupy the Orthodox Assumption Cathedral of the Lavra and hold a 15-minute service

March 13, 2017 – On 11 March representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate (UOC-KP), accompanied by a group of volunteers in camouflage, occupied the Assumption Cathedral of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, where they performed a service despite the protests of the clergy of the UOC, writes Patriots of Ukraine. Representative of the UOC-KP, priest Dmitry, […]

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Kiev Patriarchate and the Right Sector are planning to seize a church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Kinahovtsy (Ukraine)

March 5, 2017 – Assailants from the “Right Sector” along with members from the Kiev Patriarchate have once again tried to capture the Church of Peter and Paul of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP). However, the fact that the church had many parish members inside served as a deterrence for further aggression. The assailants left […]

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Polish nationalists stage provocative march on Forgiveness Sunday in Hajnówka beside an Orthodox church

February 28, 2017 – Unfortunately, this year’s Forgiveness Sunday in the Polish town of Hajnówka in the Podlasie Province was a restless one. For the first time in the history of the famous Holy Trinity Cathedral, the Rite of Forgiveness had to be served immediately after the morning Liturgy rather than in the evening due to a scheduled Polish nationalist […]

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