Category Archives: Reaction against vandalism and desecration

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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The head of the Uman Orthodox diocese addressed himself to the authorities with a request to protect Christian relics from vandalism

January 6, 2017 – In an open statement, the priesthood and members of the Uman (Ukraine) Orthodox congregation are worried about the desecration of the Holy Cross. The archbishop of Uman and Zvenigorod Panteleimon has notified the authorities, law-enforcement agencies and other religious organizations about the vandalism of the Crucifixion Cross that took place in Uman on December 31, 2016. […]

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