Category Archives: Reaction against vandalism and desecration

After a number of interventions Kosovo authorities stopped the illegal works and withdrew machines

May 26, 2018. Thanks to a number of international interventions during the 26 th of May, Kosovo authorities have stopped the illegal works on the road within the Dečani Monastery protected zone and the heavy machines have reportedly been withdrawn. Let us hope Kosovo institutions will respect their legislation and international obligations. We are grateful to all people of good […]

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Diocese of Raška and Prizren Communique: Construction of the transit road in the Visoki Dečani Monastery violates the law

May 26, 2018. On the occasion of the beginning of heavy construction works on the road from Dečani (Kosovo) to Plav (Montenegro) despite the Kosovo law and UNESCO heritage standards, the Government of Kosovo in a most blatant way endangers one of the prime UNESCO World Heritage Monuments in the Balkans. The Diocese of Raška-Prizren (Serbian Orthodox Church) has issued […]

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Georgian Court fines condom-manufacturing company for insulting believers’ feelings

May 7, 2018. A Tbilisi City Court has fined Georgian condom company AIISA for “offend[ing] national morality and dignity” with its various packaging designs featuring images such as St. Tamar, members of the royal family, statesmen, politicians, and also Tbilisi’s “Mother of Georgia” statue, a beloved national symbol. They also blasphemously and mockingly make mention of Orthodox feast days. The […]

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Greek hierarchs file complaints against local production of “Jesus Christ Superstar”

February 22, 2018. Two hierarchs of the Greek Orthodox Church have called for legal action against a currently running production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Athens, citing the constitutionally-guaranteed position of the Orthodox Church in Greece and the blasphemous depiction of Jesus Christ in the theatrical show. His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus has filed a motion with the prosecutor’s […]

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The Holy Ascension Cathedral vandalized

February 8, 2018. On July 26th, 2017, a 20-year-old man used the spray mist to draw “Allahu Akbar” and swastika signs on the property of the Holy Ascension Cathedral in Naberezhnye Chelny, the Republic of Tatarstan. The drawings were found by parishioners next day. Having read the signs, the clergy decided to call the police. The law enforcement authorities examined […]

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