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 […]

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Radicals take over the UOC temple in Probiynivka village

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 […]

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UOC: Violations of believers’ rights result in 250 litigation procedures

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 […]

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OCU adherents seize the temple of the canonical Church in Riasniki

November 23, 2019. Members of the OCU broke into the Holy Protection temple of the UOC in the village of Riasniki, Rovno region. On November 23, at 5:00 a.m., supporters of the OCU broke open the door to the Holy Protection temple in the village of Riasniki, Goshcha district, Rovno region, and entered the church where, according to eyewitnesses, they were doing […]

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