Category Archives: Reaction to arson

The church set on fire in Krasnoyarsk

February 12, 2018. On December 14th, 2016, a resident of Krasnoyarsk set on fire the church of Nativity. Being intoxicated a man tried to assist the office but was refused. Later he returned, doused the doors with petrol and set it on fire. The fire was distinguished by passersby who seized the arsonist. On February 12th, 2018, the 50-year-old arsonist […]

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Bishops of Local Orthodox Churches express support to Lviv diocese of Ukrainian Orthodox Church over arson attack on Church of St. Vladimir in Lviv

February 6, 2018. Following an arson attack on the Church of St. Vladimir in Lviv, which occurred on February 3, 2018, Archbishop Philaret of Lviv and Galich keeps receiving letters from hierarchs of the Local Orthodox Churches. On February 3, a letter from Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Nikšić (Serbian Orthodox Church) came, in which he condemned the actions of […]

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A court verdict is handed out to an assailant for starting a fire of an Orthodox cupola near a holy water source

March 28, 2017 – In March 2017, the regional (oblast) court of Lipetsk (Russia) has handed out a guilty verdict to a 24-year old resident of Engels (Saratov oblast), named Alexander Adrianov, and to an 18 year-old resident of Lipetsk Pavel Shavrin. The resident of Engels is guilty under Article 115.2 b),c) of Penal Code of Russian Federation – “Intentional […]

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