Attempt to seizure an Orthodox church in Ukraine

November 1st, 2015. The representatives of the non-canonical Patriarchate of Kiev tried to take the church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, which is under the jurisdiction of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, in the district of Dubno (Ukraine), as the information service of UOC Moscow Patriarcate reports. On 8th April 2015, the Economic Court had recognised […]

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An Orthodox priest was killed in Russia

October 30, 2015. The Hieromonk Roman Perov, rector of the Church of Protection of Mother of God in the village Puzevo of Buturlinovsky district of Voronezh region (Russia) was killed, as the website pravmir reports. A young man who came in the church in order to discuss about its renovation killed the priest. The motivation of the crime was the […]

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Russian Orthodox Church warns about the consequences of fomenting inter-faith conflict in Ukraine

October 29, 2015. During his presence to the Moscow’s 3rd Religion and Peace international forum, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk present the dramatic situation in Ukraine, as the website Interfax-religion reports. The Moscow Patriarchate condemned the efforts to transfer the civil conflict in Ukraine to the inter-faith dimension. The metropolitan underlined […]

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The Ukrainian Orthodox Church urges to stop discrimination of Orthodox believers in the country

October 28, 2015. The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate is concerned with kindling religious hostility in the country, as the information service of the UOC Moscow Patriarcate reports. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church published a statement, which mentions that: “Cases of violating civil peace on religious motives are fixed in certain regions of our country. […]

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An Orthodox priest stubbed in Ukraine

October 27, 2015. In Darnytskyi (Kiev, Ukraine), Archpriest Dmitriy Plotnikov was the victim of a 40 year-old woman who attacked against him by knife, as the information service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) reports. In the morning, she went to the chapel. After standing for a while, she suddenly started throwing stones. A priest made remarks to her […]

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