Arson prevented in an Orthodox monastery in Ukraine

October 26, 2015. A church guard found bags for garbage buried in the ground when he was passing near the walls of the Protection Monastery in Kharkov (Ukraine). Those bags had five bottles with flame liquid, which were ‘Molotov cocktails’, as the information service of UOC of Moscow Patriarcate reports. The priest Dionisy Zaloga, staff member of the Diocesan Administration, […]

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Moscow Patriarchate’s statement about hostility of Greek-Catholics in Ukraine

October 23, 2015. The Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate made the statement as reaction to the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav Shevchuk’s interview with Austria’s Kathpress agency, as DECR Communication Service reports. The Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate expresses its strong protest against the claims made by […]

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Defamation of the Albanian Orthodox Church

October 17, 2015. The Albanian Orthodox Church published a press release reacting to the the session of the Albanian parliamentary assembly on 15th October, where it was a discussion about the destruction of the church of St Athanasius in Dhermi (Drymades). The Albanian Orthodox Church was accused that “at least during the last two years she has not given money […]

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Reaction of the Orthodox Metropolitan of Montenegro and Littoral on the Montenegrin new draft law on freedom of religion

October 16, 2015. On 28th August 2015, the Government of Montenegro deposed on the European Commission for Democracy through law the draft law on freedom of religion. This draft law has the intention to restore the public property of all religious objects that were built prior to 1918. According to it: “Goods representing the cultural heritage of Montenegro, and on […]

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Moscow Patriarchate condemns the seizure of an Orthodox church in Ukraine

October 16, 2015. In Konstantinovka (Ukraine), the representatives of the non-canonical Patriarchate of Kiev seized a church of the Purification of the Virgin Mary that is currently under construction, as Interfax – religion reports. The parish is located in the country’s east where an absolute majority of believers are adherents of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). The head […]

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