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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An Orthodox church was stoned in Kosovo

October 15, 2015. In Orahovac (Kosovo), unknown persons started to throw stones in the courtyard of the church of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God, as the official website of the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate reports. The incident took place after the Liturgy, which had been celebrated in this church on the church feast-day of the Protection of the […]

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Murder of an Orthodox sacristan in Ukraine

October 7, 2015. The sacristan of the church of the Three Hierarchs in Lugansk region (Ukraine) Leonid Zheleznyakov was murdered from a Ukrainian military, as the information service of UOC Moscow Partiarcate reports. The autopsy proved that the body was shot in several parts: head, jaw, neck, hip and arm. There were found signs of struggle and theft. The murderer […]

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