Category Archives: Infringement of Orthodox Christians’ right to freedom of assembly including acts of vandalism and desecration against Orthodox worship and sacred places

Threats to blow up St. George’s Cathedral of UOC reported in Lvov

November 1, 2019. The police of the Lviv region received an e-mail that the building of the regional clinical hospital and St. George’s Cathedral of the UOC (Korolenko St.) in Lviv were mined, reports the website of the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Lvov region. Investigation and operational groups, bomb experts, dog handlers, patrol policemen and specialists from other […]

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Holy Protection Church in the village of Vikhvostov desecrated and robbed.

October 30, 2019. A church of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church was robbed and vandalized several nights ago in the village of Vikhvostov in the Chernigov Province, reports the press service of the Chernigov Diocese. The attackers entered Holy Protection Church on the night of October 22. Several icons were stolen, the church and altar were left in disarray, and the altar […]

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For three years in a row provocateurs have disrupted worship at the site of the destroyed temple in the center of Sumy.

On October 14, 2019, on the feast of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos, several dozen people under the flags of the “Right Sector” staged a “provocative Sabbath” just a few meters from the worship venue, attended by two thousand believers of the UOC. It is reported by Pravoslavie.Sumy. “This ‘event on the occasion of the Day of Defender of Ukraine’, which […]

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Bulgarian church robbed, desecrated for the third time in recent years

October 4, 2019. A church in the Bulgarian city of Vratsa, 60 miles northeast of Sofia, was desecrated and robbed Monday night. This is the third such attack against the Church of St. Nicholas in recent years, reports btnovinite.bg. Police believe the thief was hiding inside the church until the staff left. In the morning, an employee found that $85 (150 leva) […]

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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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