Category Archives: Reaction against vandalism and desecration

Orthodox church profaned in Albania

July 18, 2017. The desecration of Orthodox churches, monasteries, and holy sites has become common practice in modern-day Albania. The latest scandal was caused by a report of the TV station Top Channel, reports AgionOros.ru. Inviting the audience to a jazz festival organized by the singer Eda Zari, the broadcast showed a music clip filmed inside an Orthodox church. The […]

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A court verdict is handed out to an assailant for starting a fire of an Orthodox cupola near a holy water source

March 28, 2017 – In March 2017, the regional (oblast) court of Lipetsk (Russia) has handed out a guilty verdict to a 24-year old resident of Engels (Saratov oblast), named Alexander Adrianov, and to an 18 year-old resident of Lipetsk Pavel Shavrin. The resident of Engels is guilty under Article 115.2 b),c) of Penal Code of Russian Federation – “Intentional […]

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Serbian churches in Croatia attacked again, priests in fear

March 22, 2017 – The statement of the Serbian Orthodox Church said that in the night between March 20 and 21 rioters desecrated the Orthodox Churches and broke into the church of Saint Georgije in Kricke and St. Jovan Krstitelj in Miocic, near Drnis in Croatia. It should be noted that this act was against Orthodox believers, so the efforts […]

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Court decision for setting fire on Blagoveshansk Orthodox church of Tyumen

March 17, 2017 – The court in Tyumen gave a verdict to a resident of Khanty-Mansiysk for setting on fire one of the churches of the region center. He is sentenced to five years in jail and one month in a strict penal colony. The court has also ordered 3 million Rubles to be compensated to the church for damages. […]

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A criminal case involving the desecration of an Orthodox cross is pre-emptively closed in Tatarstan

March 15, 2017 – A local city council member closes a criminal investigation involving the demolition of an Orthodox Cross in Tatarstan, Russia. He claimed “a lack of criminal base”. It became known that on March 13, 2017 that the case was preemptively closed as far back as January 23, 2017. It involved an Orthodox Cross in the village of […]

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