Category Archives: Reaction to discrimination and intolerance

Bishops of Local Orthodox Churches express support to Lviv diocese of Ukrainian Orthodox Church over arson attack on Church of St. Vladimir in Lviv

February 6, 2018. Following an arson attack on the Church of St. Vladimir in Lviv, which occurred on February 3, 2018, Archbishop Philaret of Lviv and Galich keeps receiving letters from hierarchs of the Local Orthodox Churches. On February 3, a letter from Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Nikšić (Serbian Orthodox Church) came, in which he condemned the actions of […]

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Ministry of Culture tries to avoid legal assessment of its actions, – Reaction of the UOC

December 18, 2017. The statement of the Legal Department on the judicial dispute with the Ministry of Culture about the non-registration of statutes of the eparchies and monasteries of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was published by the Information and Education Department of the UOC. “Instead of proving the legitimacy of their actions in court, the Ministry of Culture first sabotages the […]

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Believers of Stary Gvozdets urge the President to stop discrimination of the UOC

December 11, 2017. The believers from Stary Gvozdets village and the UOC clergy addressed the President with a protest against the discrimination of the UOC, arbitrariness of the authorities and against anti-church bills. It is reported by the First Cossack. “Mr. President, you used to go to our churches, visit our monasteries. For the sake of peace and order in […]

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ROC: In Ukraine they want to make people afraid to go to the lawful Church

December 10, 2017. The support of all Orthodox Churches warms the soul of the faithful people of Ukraine, as well as a firm, strict adherence to the canonical rule, which excludes any unilateral politically biased proclamation of autocephaly. It was said by by Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill on December 6 during the meeting with His Beatitude Metropolitan […]

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Orthodox Greek hierarch calls religious education program discriminative against Church

November 2, 2017. Greek hierarchs are continuing their protest against the new religious education textbooks being introduced into the Greek school system. Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Symi of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has termed the new books “illegal and unconstitutional,” reports AgionOros. According to the bishop, the government’s decision is “a manifestation of injustice to the Orthodox Greeks.” The new textbooks aim […]

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