January 2, 2020. Police in the Vinnitsa Province recently opened criminal proceedings after OCU activists brutally beat several clergymen and laymen while attempting to seize the Holy Protection Church in the village of Novozhivotov (Ukraine), reports the Union of Orthodox Journalists. The attack occurred in the night of December 28 to 29, while the canonical faithful of the church were still carrying […]» Read more
Category Archives: Infringement of Orthodox Christians’ right to freedom of assembly including acts of vandalism and desecration against Orthodox worship and sacred places
Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Montenegrin antichurch bill.
December 25, 2019. As regards the latest developments in Montenegro relating to the announced adoption of the draft Law on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Legal Status of Religious Communities, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church hereby expresses its support to the archbishops, clergy, monasticism and faithful people of the dioceses: Montenegro and the Littoral, Budimlje-Niksic, Mileseva […]» Read more
December 17, 2019. After the service, the unknown persons, introducing themselves as “ATO soldiers”, broke locks and seized St. Demetrius temple in Probiynivka village in Ivano-Frankivsk. On December 15, in the village of Probiynivka, Verkhovynsky District, Ivano-Frankivsk Region, at about 3 pm, a group of unidentified persons seized St. Demetrius temple of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, broke locks and sealed the […]» Read more
December 11, 2019. Due to violations of the UOC believers’ rights, 150 lawsuits and 250 court proceedings were initiated in 2019 according to the annual report of the Church to the Synod. On December 6, 2019, during the final meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the UOC Chancellor, Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary, presented a report […]» Read more
December 1, 2019. In the village of Kurilovka, the icons of the Most Holy Theotokos and the Holy Great Martyr Barbara were stolen from an ancient 160-year-old church. On the night of November 30, 2019, in the village of Kurilovka in the Khmelnitsky district of the Vinnitsa region (Ukraine), unidentified persons robbed the Transfiguration Church, reports the press service of […]» Read more