Category Archives: Reaction to discrimination and intolerance

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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Ukrainian hierarchs and religious leaders comment on anti-church bills to be considered by Supreme Rada

May 16, 2017 – Bills No. 4128 and 4511 to be considered in the Supreme Rada on May 18, 2017, are viewed by representatives of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and other religious leaders in Ukraine as well as secular experts as discriminatory and aimed against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church. In various dioceses of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, signatures […]

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Ukrainians to gather in prayer at parliament on day of vote on anti-orthodox draft laws

May 16, 2017 – Faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) from all across the country, including parish and monastery representatives, will gather outside the Verkhovna Rada to offer prayers in connection with draft laws No. 4128 and 4511, which stand to threaten the canonical Orthodox Church in Ukraine. The bills, which will be considered on the parliamentary floor on […]

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