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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Sacrilege action against an Orthodox Church

December 15, 2015. Eight icons were stolen from the Church of Saint Dimitrios in Pogoni region (Greece), as the website romfea reports. The unknown perpetrators violated the doors of the church. The Church of Saint Dimitrios is a historical monument that was built before 1814. It was an important place of prayer for Greeks during the years of Revolution against […]

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Persecution of an Orthodox priest in Ukraine

December 15th, 2015. In the village Ptichnoye of Rivne region (Ukraine) the supporters of the Kiev Patriarchate continue to exert pressure on the superior of the local Church of the Dormition of the priest Nicholas Sisonyukn as reports Union or the Orthodox Journalists. In an interwiew the priest said that, the persecutors damaged many times his car by using nails […]

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