Category Archives: Reaction to defamation

Greek hierarchs: “Politicians are trying to destroy Orthodoxy in Greece”

September 1, 2017. Several hierarchs of the Greek Orthodox Church have recently spoken out on important topical issues, decrying the current Greek government’s attempts to secularize Greece and move it away from Orthodoxy, reports AgionOros. According to Metropolitan Nicholas of Fthiotida, the authorities “are subverting the spiritual foundations of society and trying to transform our eternal institutional values. Their end […]

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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 diocese of Orel is asking to find the author of the defamatory false claim about the Jeep of the bishop

May 30, 2017 – The diocese of Orel is asking the law enforcement agencies to settle the problem about a claim from the Bishop of Livensk and Maloarchanel Nektariy about his automobile. “We believe that the law enforcement agencies will be able to locate the author of the ‘letter’, which was supposedly written from an Archpriest in the diocese, from […]

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Ukrainian media to defame UOC – reaction of the Head of the UOC (Moscow Patriarchate’s) Legal Department

May 23, 2017 – The prayer service under the walls of the Verkhovna Rada caused a flood of fakes, as reports UOJ. The Ukrayinska Pravda published one of them, reports Archpriest Alexander Bakhov, the Head of the Legal Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) (UOC-MP). “After the prayer service under the Verkhovna Rada, various “sensations” or fakes appeared […]

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The Mukachevsky diocese rebutes the disinformation campaign about a fight of priests with veterans of the Donbass War

March 31, 2017 – The Mukachevsky diocese commented on the fictional “fight” between a priest of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) and veterans of the Donbass War. Certain sources of mass information have spread disinformational articles about a supposed fight that took place between members of the Uzhgorod city council and priesthood from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). […]

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