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

Orthodox churches repeatedly vandalized by Muslim refugees at notorious Lesvos camp

February 12, 2020. Residents of Moria, Lesvos complain that groups of illegal Muslim immigrants have repeatedly vandalized churches in the area and made direct threats against the Orthodox faith. The Church of St. Catherine is now locked, as residents try to block the entrance and protect it from being desecrated again. The windows of the church have been broken, the […]

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Two Ukrainian parishes win court claims over being illegally re-registered to schismatic OCU

February 7, 2020. The rectors of two canonical Ukrainian parishes that were illegally re-registered to the schismatic “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” have won their court cases in defense of their churches. In a recent interview, Epiphany Dumenko, the primate of the schismatic OCU, complained that the flow of parish transitions to the OCU has dried up because the canonical Church […]

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Metropolitan of Montenegro willing to discuss repeal of new religious law with state representatives

February 4, 2020. In the wake of massive peaceful protests taking place throughout Montenegro on a nightly basis in response to the scandalous new law affecting Church property, the state authorities have called on representatives of the Serbian Church to come to negotiations on the matter. In response, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije informed Prime Minister Duško Marković that he is […]

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the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church

January 4, 2020. While preparing to celebrate the radiant Feast of the Nativity of Christ, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, under presidency of His Holiness the Serbia Patriarch Irinej, held a session at the Patriarchal Court in Belgrade, on January 4, 2020, with participation of the hierarchs who have their jurisdiction in Montenegro: His Excellency […]

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