Category Archives: Reaction to discrimination and intolerance

A picket is organized against the Ministry of Culture in Ukraine due to discrimination against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

March 31, 2017 – A picket is taking place outside of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. 19 people are holding signs with the words, “No to political corruption”. The current practices of the Ministry is causing an uproar among several groups, including the believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) (UOC-MP). The picket is part of an ongoing […]

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Supreme Court defends Ivano-Frankivsk faithful from the mayor’s eviction pressures

March 28, 2017 – The highest judicial body of the Ukrainian judicial system ruled in favor of the parishioners of the Holy Transfiguration Church of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) of Ivano-Frankivsk, reports the website of the diocese. The court found the claims of officials to believers unfounded. Since November 2016, the executive committee of the City Council of […]

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Metropolitan Timothy from the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem comments on the Uniate Church, Kiev Patriarchate, and the persecution of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

March 3, 2017 – Metropolitan Timothy (Margaritis) of Vostrsky responded to questions about the persecution of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and many other topics, as reports pravlife. “Most Reverend Metropolitan, Orthodox believers in Ukraine find themselves in a very complicated situation nowadays, and they need the support of other Orthodox Christians. The Church of Jerusalem is the mother of […]

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Metropolitan Amphilochius of Montenegro: will the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture veto me too?

February 22, 2017 – Metropolitan Amphilochius of Montenegro and the Littoral of the Serbian Orthodox Church gave his comments to the UOJ as for the statement of the Ministry of Culture, in which civil servants accuse the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of separatism. In particular, Metropolitan of Lugansk and Alchevsk Mitrophan was inciriminated laying of the stone for the monument to […]

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Bishop Theodosius – Kosovo Serbs fear new attacks from Albanians

February 2, 2017 – In the event of new attacks, the Kosovo police will not be able to assure adequate protection for the Orthodox Christian sites in Kosovo and Metohija. The region is experiencing a “huge potential” for new unrest from the local Albanian population, stated the bishop of the Razka-Metojiha diocese Theodosius (Sibalic). In March 2004, Kosovo Albanians have […]

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