Category Archives: physical assault

Radicals brutally beat several clergymen and laymen of UOC.

January 2, 2020. Police in the Vinnitsa Province recently opened criminal proceedings after OCU activists brutally beat several clergymen and laymen while attempting to seize the Holy Protection Church in the village of Novozhivotov (Ukraine), reports the Union of Orthodox Journalists. The attack occurred in the night of December 28 to 29, while the canonical faithful of the church were still carrying […]

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Orthodox Bishop Metodije of Diokleia beaten by police in Montenegro.

December 30, 2019. His Grace Bishop Metodije of Diokleia, a canonical hierarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, was beaten by police on December 26 while peacefully participating in a protest against the adoption of a new law that the Church warns will result in the government confiscating Church property. Two faithful were also injured trying to protect His Grace. Despite his […]

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Rector of UOC church of Rososhka in Transcarpathia threatened with murder

November 16, 2019. A local resident who had previously served a sentence for robbery told the clergyman that he “received an order to kill the Moscow priest”. On November 16, 2019, the editorial office of the LiveJournal received a message stating that Father John Deket, rector of the St. Elijah Church of the UOC in the village of Rososhka, Rakhov […]

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Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy calls attacks on UOC terrorism

November 14, 2019. The actions of radicals in Ukraine in relation to the canonical Church are manifestations of terrorism, but their attacks remain unpunished, the IAO Secretariat noted. During a session of the International Secretariat, chairmen and rapporteurs of commissions of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy in Athens, its president Sergei Gavrilov stated that the attacks of the radicals on the […]

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UN Human Rights Council discusses violation of the rights of UOC believers

24 September 2019. The NGO “Public Advocacy” organized the hotel event “Religious Freedom Today: Orthodox Churches of Ukraine, Montenegro, North Macedonia” during the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, reports the website of the human rights organization. During the event, UN representatives were presented with packages of documents on violations of the rights of Christians in Ukraine, Montenegro, North […]

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