Category Archives: property rights

A member of Khmelnitsky regional council has seized a canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

May 16, 2017 – Representatives of the Kiev Patriarchate, with the help of the Khmelnitsky regional deputy V. V. Burlik from the “Svoboda” party, captured the canonical Saint-Uspensky Orthodox Church in the village of Zoryanoe. When commenting the situation, the Archpriest Mikhail Varahoba noted that the village deputy who took advantage of his institutional position to capture the church initiated […]

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Unjustified claim with the police, in attempt to take away children from Orthodox priest and demolish Orthodox church

April 24, 2017 – Human rights activist Oleg Denisov has called to rally support for a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) (UOC-MP), who is being pursued by the Kiev Patriarchate for having a church in a tent. Members of the Kiev Patriarchate are accusing him of having “pro-Moscow” views and other “sins”. They have filed complaints to […]

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The Most Recent Threats to Visoki Dečani Monastery

April 20, 2017 – Dečani Municipality has been delilberately rejecting the implementation of the final ruling by the Constitutional Court of Kosovo which in June last year confirmed the property rights of Visoki Dečani Monastery. Instead of respecting the law a Kosovo-Albanian nationalist group is threatening the Monastery for weeks through the Kosovo press and has announced the blockade of […]

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Canonical Orthodox Christian believers of the village Nesterovtsy (Ukraine) are launching a lawsuit to regain the church seized by Kiev Patriarchate

March 30, 2017 – The Khmelnitsky oblast (regional) court is considering the lawsuit launched by the parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) in the village of Nesterovtsy. The parish wants to have their church returned to them by the Kiev Patriarchate, who seized it in June 2016. A former priest of the UOC-MP who joined the Kiev Patriarchate […]

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Supreme Court defends Ivano-Frankivsk faithful from the mayor’s eviction pressures

March 28, 2017 – The highest judicial body of the Ukrainian judicial system ruled in favor of the parishioners of the Holy Transfiguration Church of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) of Ivano-Frankivsk, reports the website of the diocese. The court found the claims of officials to believers unfounded. Since November 2016, the executive committee of the City Council of […]

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