Category Archives: theft

Robbery in the Orthodox themple in Bashkiria

August 14, 2018. Bashkir policemen detained a man, suspected of stealing donations from church boxes in a temple in Tuymazy, as reports regional press service of the Ministry of the Interior. The priest of the church appealed to the police with a statement about the theft of more than 11,000 RUR from boxes for donations. The suspect in the crime […]

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Two men attempt to steal relics of Great Martyr Paraskeva from Zaporozhye church

September 20, 2017. Two men were detained early this morning at about 1:40 AM at St. Andrew’s Orthodox Cathedral in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Zaporozhye for attempted robbery, especially of the relics of the Great Martyr Paraskeva of Iconium which had been brought to the city the day before, reports the Melitopol-based Mestnie Novosti (Local News). The two men […]

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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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