Category Archives: intolerance

Ukrainian nationalist Facebook group begins collecting data on Orthodox priests

October 5, 2017. A new Facebook group “Get Moscow Priests Out of Galicia” appeared last month, aiming to collect information on all parishes and priests of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC) in the western Ukrainian border province of Lviv, with calls to oppose the Church. The banner for the page features a cartoon of a […]

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Nationalists issue threats against the priest who installed a monument to Prince Vladimir

September 30, 2017. Threatening inscriptions of unknown hooligans with the symbols of the “National Corps” appeared at night on the house of the UOC priest, Father Pavel Linnik in the village of Slobodka, who was one of the main initiators of the installation of the monument to Holy Prince Vladimir in Malin, writes ”Orthodox Ukraine on Guard of the Constitution”. […]

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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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Muslim refugees on island of Lesbos terrifying and driving out Orthodox Christians

July 22, 2017. Several clashes have broken out in recent days at Lesbos Island’s Moria Camp for refugees, with Greek authorities arresting 35 Muslim rioters who threw large rocks at police officers and set fire to tents both inside and outside the bounds of the camp. A disabled Christian was nearly burnt alive while sleeping in one of the shelters, […]

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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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