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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Seizure of an Orthodox Church in Ukraine

December 15, 2015. Representatives of the self-proclaimed Kiev Patriarchate tried to seize the Orthodox Church of St. Anna in the village of Kuta in Ternopil region (Ukraine), as reports information service of the UOC MP. They gathered in front of the church door, demanding to give them the right to alternate services to the community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. […]

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The Ukrainian Orthodox Church found fraud in the collection of signatures for the transfer of the Kiev Caves Lavra

December 14, 2015. The press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), claims that there is fraud in the collection of signatures for the transfer of Kiev Caves Lavra, as the website Interfax-religion reports. Many users of the Internet, which in the e-mail came dispatch to confirm the signing of the said petition, explained that when the user opens […]

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Representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church visited Strasbourg and had several meetings in the Council of Europe

December 14, 2015. The representative of Ternopil and Kremenets diocese, hegumen Gerontius, rector of St. John Merciful Monastery, and the legal adviser of the Kyiv Metropolis and also chief of the human rights organization “Public Advocacy” Mr. O.Denisov had a meeting at the Council of Europe with the Commissioner of Human Rights Mr. Nils Muiznieks. The representative of the Russian […]

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Vandalism of an Orthodox Cathedral

December 11, 2015. In Rethymnon (Crete/Greece), unknown persons vandalized the cathedral of the diocese of Rethymnon, as the website rethemnosnews.gr reports. During the night they wrote inscriptions by using black spray all around the outside walls of the Church. The inscriptions were blasphemous against Mother of God. Bishop of Rethymnon Evgenios said for the incident: “we understand absolutely the reasons […]

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