Category Archives: Reaction to Freedom of Assembly

Reaction of the chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and Society and the Media to the situation in the Annunciation Church in Kolomiya.

November 9, 2017. The chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and Society and the Media Vladimir Legoida recently addressed the sorrowful events occurring with the Annunciation Church in Kolomiya, Ukraine, calling the situation, in which Uniates have stolen the church from the Orthodox faithful, outrageous, reports pravoslavie.ru. “It is absolutely unthinkable what is happening with the parishioners of the […]

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Georgian prisoners in Turkey on hunger strike for place to pray

August 7, 2017. 150 Georgian citizens, serving sentences for various crimes in Turkey, have declared a hunger strike in their Constantinople prison. Among their demands is an area for prayer, reports Georgian news station Rustavi-2. Family members of the prisoners speak about cruelty to convicts and have accused diplomatic representatives of negligence. “150 prisoners, all Georgians, are on a hunger […]

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Supreme Court defends Ivano-Frankivsk faithful from the mayor’s eviction pressures

March 28, 2017 – The highest judicial body of the Ukrainian judicial system ruled in favor of the parishioners of the Holy Transfiguration Church of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) of Ivano-Frankivsk, reports the website of the diocese. The court found the claims of officials to believers unfounded. Since November 2016, the executive committee of the City Council of […]

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Bishop Kliment of Irpen: the service of the Kiev Patriarchate in the Kiev Pechersk Lavra is a provocation of outcasts

March 13, 2017 – The service held by the Kiev Patriarchate in the Kiev Pechersk Lavra is not linked to the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and is a provocation attempt. “What we witnessed in the Uspensk Cathedral of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra can hardly be called a church service. It was clearly a provocation from the so-called ‘Kiev-Patriarchate’. During a touristic […]

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The Ukrainian Orthodox Church is building a new church as a result of having theirs illegally seized by the Kiev Patriarchate

March 13, 2017 – The canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church was illegally seized in 2015 in the village of Katerinovka, Ternopol oblast. Because of this seizure, the Ukrainian Orthodox community is searching for funds to build a new church as a result of not having a permanent place for conducting church services. “Members of the Kiev Patriarchate and the Right Sector […]

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