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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An Orthodox priest is accused of “desecration of the national symbols”

August 20, 2015. Archpriest Vladimir Greben, rector of the Orthodox church of Nativity of the Mother of God in the Verbichno village of the Turiysk district of the Ukraine’s Volhynia region was accused of desecration of the national symbols. Deputy of the Volhynia regional council Alexander Pirozhik (the All-Ukrainian Union “Svoboda”) appealed to the public prosecutor’s office and the Security […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox nuns request president Poroshenko to delimit their monastery from neighbouring prison

August 18, 2015. The Orthodox nuns of St. Haralampius Convent in Hamaliyivka are collecting signatures to petition Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko to demarcate between the convent and the Shostka Correctional Facility № 66 for men, as reports pravoslavie.ru. St. Haralampius Convent, which is situated near the village of Hamaliyivka in the Shostka district during the years 1713-1924 could have been […]

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