Category Archives: Reaction to discrimination and intolerance

The Most Recent Threats to Visoki Dečani Monastery

April 20, 2017 – Dečani Municipality has been delilberately rejecting the implementation of the final ruling by the Constitutional Court of Kosovo which in June last year confirmed the property rights of Visoki Dečani Monastery. Instead of respecting the law a Kosovo-Albanian nationalist group is threatening the Monastery for weeks through the Kosovo press and has announced the blockade of […]

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Patriarch Kirill surprised to see no intl reaction to violence against Church in Ukraine

April 18, 2017 – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, at his last meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, shared photo images of paramilitary groups’ violence against parishioners of the (Moscow Patriarchate’s) Ukrainian Orthodox Church. “The silence of the world community is astounding,” the patriarch said at an annual Easter reception at the Russian Foreign Ministry. “Our Church is […]

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Human rights activists say how to protect a church from seizure

March 31, 2017 – NGO “Public Advocacy” published legal recommendations for members of religious communities on the protection of rights and interests in conflict situations. In situations of possible violations of the rights of UOC believers, human rights activists recommend the following basic actions for protection. Prevention of seizure when the first threats emerge. The rector and active lay people […]

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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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