Category Archives: symbolic attack

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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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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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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