The Ukrainian Orthodox Church found fraud in the collection of signatures for the transfer of the Kiev Caves Lavra

December 14, 2015. The press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), claims that there is fraud in the collection of signatures for the transfer of Kiev Caves Lavra, as the website Interfax-religion reports. Many users of the Internet, which in the e-mail came dispatch to confirm the signing of the said petition, explained that when the user opens […]

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Representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church visited Strasbourg and had several meetings in the Council of Europe

December 14, 2015. The representative of Ternopil and Kremenets diocese, hegumen Gerontius, rector of St. John Merciful Monastery, and the legal adviser of the Kyiv Metropolis and also chief of the human rights organization “Public Advocacy” Mr. O.Denisov had a meeting at the Council of Europe with the Commissioner of Human Rights Mr. Nils Muiznieks. The representative of the Russian […]

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Vandalism of an Orthodox Cathedral

December 11, 2015. In Rethymnon (Crete/Greece), unknown persons vandalized the cathedral of the diocese of Rethymnon, as the website rethemnosnews.gr reports. During the night they wrote inscriptions by using black spray all around the outside walls of the Church. The inscriptions were blasphemous against Mother of God. Bishop of Rethymnon Evgenios said for the incident: “we understand absolutely the reasons […]

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Attempt of seizure of an Orthodox Church at the northeast of Ukraine

December 11, 2015. Representatives of the self-proclaimed Kiev Patriarchate tried to seize the building of the church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the village of Vyazovo (Sumy region), as information service of the UOC MP reports. For this purpose, the activists used their traditional techniques of collecting signatures among the believers. However, the dissenters failed as the people decided […]

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Orthodox sculptures demolished in Russia

December 10, 2015. In the Central park of Vladimir region (Russia), Orthodox sculptures were demolished, as the website Interfax-religion reports. According to the national tele and radio company “Russia Vladimir“, ten Orthodox sculptures made of white stone have been destroyed with a bulldozer, under the excuse that they were dirty. Broken into pieces, the sculptures then have thrown to the […]

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