Category Archives: property rights

In Khmelnitsky region non-canonical church proponents obstruct construction of UOC church

September 2, 2017. In the town of Volochisk in the Khmelnitsky region, non-canonical church proponents demand to forbid the construction of a UOC church. Several priests of the Kiev Patriarchate call on the residents to obstruct the building of the church in every possible way. At the same time, they film their illegal actions and post them on Facebook. According […]

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Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved antichurch bill

July 14, 2017 – On July 12 the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Culture and Spirituality considered and approved bill No. 5309 “On introducing amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations.” Bill No. 5309 proposes to amend the Law “regarding the name of religious organizations (associations) that are part of a […]

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In Volyn priest evicted from his children asks Supreme Court to review the case

June 20, 2017 – The state authorities of Horokhiv district of Volyn region plan to implement the court’s decision to resettle two children from their parents. It is related to the claim of the Kyiv Patriarchate about eviction from the village church house in Uhryniv of the couple – a priest of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) and his […]

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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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Rivne region authorities refuses UOC to allocate land for children’s rehabilitation centre

June 15, 2017 – At an extraordinary session of the Kvasilov village council, many deputies abstained from voting for the allocation of land for the construction of the spiritual centre of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Thus, the village head’s order, taken under pressure, “on suspending the execution of the decision to allocate the land plot” was left in force. The […]

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