Category Archives: physical assault

In Bobly, OCU members cut down church locks and beat believers

12 August 2019. On Sunday, August 11, 2019, representatives of the Orthodox Church, illegally entered the Holy Protection Church in the village of Bobly of the Turiisk district, Volyn region, and made a fight directly in the church, reports the UOC Information and Education Department. According to Archpriest Vitaly Duda, the Dean of the Turiisk Deanery of the Vladimir-Volynsky Epacrhy, […]

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In Galuzintsy, radicals beat priest and police while storming UOC temple

11 August 2019. In Galuzintsy, several people, including a priest and police officers, were injured by the right-wing radicals, attempting to seize the church of the UOC. On August 11, 2019, in the village of Galuzintsy of the Derazhnia district, Khmelnitsky region, a group of radicals attacked an Orthodox priest and representatives of the local police while trying to seize […]

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The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has issued an official statement about the current situation in Ukrainian and World Orthodoxy

April 3, 2019 – The heads of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church have convened for a session. In the result, an official statement, explaining the current situation and the Church’s position, has been issued. The document informs about discrimination and violation of the rights of the believers, a criminal persecution of a priest who protects the rights of faithful and […]

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The activists of the OCU applied physical force against the faithful; the local media used this provocation to write a case against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

March 17, 2019 – Archbishop of Vinnitsa Varasnophy (the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox  Church) reports in his facebook page: “All Vinnitsa media write about the fact that the door (of the church- ed.) was broken down  and a glass was smashed in Luka Meleshkovskoy. But it all started with the fact that they (supporters of the OCU – ed.) locked father […]

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Interview with victims of the recent seizure of a Holy Protection Church and with Brian S. Brown, a president of the World Congress of Families, who visited the place of the incident.

March 14, 2019 – The Press Service of the Vicar of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan Pavel (Lebed) of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl, interviewed the victims of the recent seizure of the Holy Protection of the Mother of God Church in the village of Kurozvany (Rivno region). Also, Brian S. Brown , who visited the village, gave his comments about […]

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