Category Archives: Reaction to discrimination and intolerance

Statement of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) in connection with events surrounding the Holy-Annunciation church of UOC in the city of Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivska oblast

June 4, 2017, on the Day of Holy Pentecost, in the city of Kolomiya 13 priests of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church (UGCC) together with their faithful and supported by “Chorna Sotnia” (“the Black Hundred”) fighters, entered the Holy-Annunciation church, which belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and celebrated a liturgy there. After that, the church was illegally locked, and since […]

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The Jerusalem Patriarch condemns attempts of churches seizure in Ukraine

June 6, 2017 – Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem speaks against attempts of Ukrainian breakaway groups to capture churches belonging to believers of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church. “We decisively condemn those, who commit actions aimed against parishes of the canonical Orthodox Church in Ukraine. It is not in vain that the holy fathers remind us that destruction of church […]

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Serbian Holy Synod expresses support for suffering Ukrainian Church

May 29, 2017. The Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church recently finished a session at the Patriarchate of Peć and Belgrade, held on May 14 to 24 under the chairmanship of Patriarch Irinej. The bishops discussed many issues concerning, first of all, the Church’s mission in modern society, and the problems of the spiritual revival of the nation, reports Sedmitza. […]

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Heads of Orthodox Churches speak out against Ukranian anti-orthodox draft laws

May 25, 2017 – A number of hierarchs throughout the world have expressed their opposition to the two bills recently proposed in Ukraine, that would significantly hinder, if not forbid, the activity of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. Among the vocal hierarchs have been several primates of Local Churches, as well as local hierarchs. The first bill, No. […]

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Discriminatory laws prepared against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – a report at the world summit in defense of persecuted christians

May 16, 2017 – The World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians took place in Washington from May 10 to 13, 2017. It was attended by some 600 representatives of various Christian confessions from 136 countries. Along with the problem of oppression and sometimes direct elimination of the Christian population in the Middle East countries, the forum dealt with the […]

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