Category Archives: Reaction to inhumane treatement

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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We were put in jail like criminals, endured with God’s help—Elder Ephraim of Vatopedi

March 27, 2017 – Archimandrite Ephraim (Kutsu), abbot of Vatopedi Monastery on Mt. Athos, and thirteen other defendants were acquitted last week in a case concerning a land exchange between the Greek government and the monastery. The case dragged on for many years and saw Elder Ephraim spending three months in jail from December 2011 to March 2012. A few […]

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Court decision for setting fire on Blagoveshansk Orthodox church of Tyumen

March 17, 2017 – The court in Tyumen gave a verdict to a resident of Khanty-Mansiysk for setting on fire one of the churches of the region center. He is sentenced to five years in jail and one month in a strict penal colony. The court has also ordered 3 million Rubles to be compensated to the church for damages. […]

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