Category Archives: Reaction to Freedom of Assembly

50 parishes of Ukrainian Orthodox Church have been seized in recent years

March 1, 2018. According to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, 50 parishes of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church have been forcefully seized by the non-canonical Kivien Patriachate in recent years, reports Interfax-Religion. “It’s a very difficult situation in Ukraine. There are real persecutions against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. 50 churches have been forcefully seized in recent […]

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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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