Greek hierarchs about the new law of civil partnership for same-sex persons

December 20, 2015. The adoption of the new law about civil partnership for same-sex persons provoked the reaction of the Greek Hierarchs, as the website pravoslavie.ru reports. Metropolitan of Piraeus Seraphim talked about the state persecutions against Christian faith: “The politicians shamelessly refer to the European consensus concerning legalization of sodomy, but they conceal the fact that post-Christian Europe has […]

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Albanians protested claiming the ownership of a Serbian monastery

December 17, 2015. Hundreds of Albanians have protested against a court ruling to suspend the decision on the confiscation of land of the Visoki Decani monastery, as the website inserbia reports. The half-hour protest went without incidents on Thursday afternoon, and saw participants chant “UCK” (“Kosovo Liberation Army”; KLA), “Constitutional Court violates the Constitution,” “Hands off from the land,” “No […]

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Bulgarian Patriarch asks President of Ukraine Poroshenko to protect Ukrainian Orthodox believers from persecutions

December 16, 2015. Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria expressed his concerns with violations of Orthodox believers’ rights in Ukraine, as the website Interfax-religion reports. The Patriarch addressed to the Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko and said that he is concern about the numerous registered facts of violating rights of the believers belonging to the only canonical Church in Ukraine. He underlined the […]

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Vandalism and desecration in an Orthodox Chapel

December 16, 2015. Unknown perpetrators vandalized the chapel of Saint Irini in Spilia region in Crete (Greece), as the website neakriti reports. Unknown perpetrators violated the doors of the church in order to steal money. As they did not found the amount that they expected, they caused serious damages by breaking the icons and destroying the screen, which separates the […]

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Criminal prosecution for offence of religious feelings

December 16, 2015. The Investigative Committee of Kirov region (Russia) started a criminal prosecution against two inhabitants, as the website of the Investigation Department of Kirov region reports. The prosecution is based on the Criminal Code (public actions, expressing obvious disrespect for society in order to insult religious feelings of believers). According to the investigators, at the evening of September […]

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