Desecration of a Serbian Orthodox church in Croatia

August 27, 2015. Unidentified person desecrated a Serbian orthodox church of Saint Nikolas in Karlovac (Croatia). According to the President of the Coalition of Refugee Associations Miodrag Linta who condemned strongly this action, it is the fourth break-in into the facility owned by the Serbian Orthodox Church. In his written statement to the media, Mr Linta underlines the indifference of […]

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The Albanian church of Saint Athanasius was destroyed

August 26, 2015. At around 4 o’clock in the morning, the Orthodox church of St. Athanasius was secretly and insidiously destroyed by construction inspection forces, which arrived from other areas of the country. The purpose was to avoid any conflicts with the residents of Dhermi in Himara. All the sacred utensils were buried under the rubble, as reports Orthodox Autocephalous […]

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Shelling in Gorlovka caused serious damage to an Orthodox diocesan building

August 25, 2015. In the town of Gorlovka in Donetsk region (Ukraine), a building of the Orthodox diocesan administration was damaged during shelling, as reports interfax. According to the press release of the Gorlovka Orthodox Diocese blast and missile pieces damaged the fence, the glazing, the front doors, and the façade of the building. Several five-storey building and two compulsory […]

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Schismatics disrupted a divine celebration and seized an Orthodox church in Ukraine

August 24, 2015. Unidentified persons entered in St.Vladimir’s church in the village of Malye Dmitrovichi, the Obukhov District (the Kiev Region, Ukraine). They interrupted the Divine Liturgy, which was taking place. They called themselves representatives of the local self-defence and they started swearing. Under those circumstances, the rector stopped the celebration and the parishioners left from the church and the […]

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Attempt of destruction of an Orthodox church in Albania

August 21, 2015. A very serious act of vandalism took place at the holy church of St. Athanasius in the town of Dhërmi. Unidentified persons driving cars without license plates destroyed the cement floor of the church during lunchtime. The moment was witnessed by the church priest, who is also a resident of Dhërmi. His life was put in danger […]

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