Category Archives: freedom of conscience

Mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk to ban the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

August 15, 2017. Mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk Ruslan Martsinkiv on his Facebook page called the Ukrainian Orthodox Church “the church of the occupant”, while stating that he does not care about the opinion on this issue of the Commissioner for Human Rights. Martsinkiv cites scans from the brochure of the UOC, where the position of the canonical Church regarding military operations […]

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“Peacemaker” website under investigation for publishing personal data and threaten of clerics of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

July 9, 2017 – Kyiv Police Department is investigating the case against the “Peacemaker” site, which publishes contact information of the so-called “traitors to the motherland”, including clerics of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church who are then threatened. The police started the case on the fact of publishing personal data on the website “Peacemaker” of more than four and a […]

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Destruction of Orthodox holy sites continues in Albania

June 15, 2017 – The Orthodox heritage in Albania has suffered another blow with the decay of the Monastery of St. Athanasius in Kato Lenitsa, founded in 1797. Due to the idleness of authorities, who confiscated the monastic buildings but undertook no measures to restore the landmark, the monastery sustained irreparable damage in the winter of 2017. The monastery currently […]

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Ukrainian Ministry of Education forces teachers to attend a prayer service by the non-canonical Kiev Patriarchate

April 3, 2017 – On Sunday, April 2, the teachers from Nikolaev schools were forced to attend a prayer for peace, led by the non-canonical Kiev Patriarchate head Filaret. Many have commented that this was humiliating to their dignity. This prayer was also done largely against the will of the teachers. Some teachers have commented that this was done to […]

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