Category Archives: Reaction to discrimination and intolerance

“Even Central Committee of the CPSU did not interfere with activities of the Church as brazenly as the current government”, – political expert

July 7, 2017 – Before our eyes, before the eyes of the entire world, Orthodoxy is being killed in Ukraine. Even under the Soviet rule, the Central Committee of the CPSU interfered into church affairs more covertly, at least not so impudently. “Article 35 of the Constitution states: “the church and religious organizations in Ukraine are separated from the state”. […]

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Georgian prisoners in Turkey on hunger strike for place to pray

August 7, 2017. 150 Georgian citizens, serving sentences for various crimes in Turkey, have declared a hunger strike in their Constantinople prison. Among their demands is an area for prayer, reports Georgian news station Rustavi-2. Family members of the prisoners speak about cruelty to convicts and have accused diplomatic representatives of negligence. “150 prisoners, all Georgians, are on a hunger […]

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The current government of Greece is pushing the Orthodox Church out of the education sphere

June 22, 2017 – The current Cabinet of Minister in Greece, led by Alexis Tsipras, has promised to coordinate any changes in the education system with the Greek Orthodox Church. But this is not happening in practice. Numerous government decisions are being taken without the involvement of church representatives. The Greek Orthodox Church has published a press release on the […]

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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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