Category Archives: Reaction to inhumane treatement

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Synod says its episcopate, parishioners pressured, persecuted

December 7, 2018. The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) said its bishops, other clerics and parishioners were being pressured following the Bishops’ Assembly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on November 13. “Following the Bishops’ Assembly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which took place on November 13, 2018, pressure has been put on and groundless criminal prosecution […]

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Communique of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raška-Prizren regarding a series of hate crimes against the Serbian people and their Church on Kosovo and Metohija

May 31, 2018. The Diocese of Raška-Prizren (Serbian Orthodox Church) issued the communique regarding the series of hate crimes on Kosovo and Metohija. The following is a translation of the whole document: “The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raška-Prizren strongly condemns the latest series of incidents which indicate that there is a serious deterioration of the security situation in which Serbs […]

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Comminique of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren regarding a series of incidents

May 31, 2018. COMMUNIQUE OF THE DIOCESE OF RAŠKA-PRIZREN regarding a series of incidents in the recent days Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raška-Prizren strongly condemns the latest series of incidents which indicate that there is a serious deterioration of the security situation in which Serbs with their Orthodox Church live in Kosovo and Metohija. Three days ago dozens of Kosovo […]

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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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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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