Category Archives: freedom of assembly

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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In Kozelets, the city council illegally transfers an Orthodox Church to the Kiev Patriarchate

February 25, 2017 – The members of the Chernigov oblast council have transferred the Ascension Church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) to the Kiev Patriarchate. The church was handed over to the Kiev Patriarchate, despite protests from the UOC members and the Cross procession, conducted as a sign of protest last summer. There were attempts […]

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