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

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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Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev: We must protect our temples and interests by legal means

23 July 2019. Believers deprived of churches as a result of church raiding should not be embittered but endure everything with gratitude to God. Believers of the UOC should protect their temples and their interests by legal means, without violence and malice, stressed the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine in […]

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