Category Archives: symbolic attack

Vandal act over the shrine of Saint Vasilije of Ostrog near Gusinje, Montenegro

July 16, 2020. The church-yard of St. Vasilije of Ostrog in the village of Martinovići near Gusinje, Montenegro, has constantly been under attacks of a group of vandals, but the State Security Centre has not done anything concerning that. The recently erected gate and fence around the church property, in order to prevent entry of cattle into the church, has […]

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Cathedral and church vandalized in Thessaloniki and Trikala

February 19, 2020. Two young men have been arrested and charged with vandalism at the Saint Gregory Palamas Holy Metropolitan Church in Thessaloniki. The incident occurred around 3:30 AM when the 24 and 22-year-olds splattered paint and scattered flyers at the busts in the Metropolitan Courtyard, reports Vima Orthodoxias. The young men, members of the Thessaloniki Freedom Initiative, acted in […]

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EU investigating charges of destruction of mosaics in Turkish-occupied Cyprus

February 7, 2020. In response to a written statement by Cypriot Euro-Deputy Costas Mavridis denouncing the deliberate abandonment and destruction of the mosaics of the Church of St. Eulalios in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus, the relevant European Union commission has already taken up the matter, reports the Orthodoxia News Agency. The commission’s cultural heritage committee has already begun investigating the fate […]

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Piraeus Metropolis administrative building attacked, icon of Christ damaged

November 27, 2019. The administrative building of the Metropolis of Piraeus of the Greek Orthodox Church of Greece was attacked, reports Romfea. The ruling hierarch, Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus, is known as a traditional and outspoken hierarch. Most recently he has taken a strong stand against the recognition of the Ukrainian schismatics, calling, instead, together with Metropolitan Seraphim of Kythira, […]

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