Two Orthodox churches vandalized in Kiev region

June 9, 2015. Vandals have attacked two churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) in the town of Vasilkov outside Kiev, the Ukrainian capital. The incidents occurred in the early hours. Vandals tried to break the door of the St. Nicholas Church and smashed windows in its alter section, the UOC said on its website.

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The Bulgarian Orthodox Church about the propaganda of Yoga

June 2, 2015. The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church sent a letter to the Bulgarian Minister of Education and Sciences Mr. Todor Tanev, asking him to prevent the propaganda of Yoga in the public schools of Bulgaria as reports the Bulgarian Patriarchate. The Holy Synod considers as unacceptable and unsatisfactory this practice in the Bulgarian system of education.

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Desecration of an Orthodox Church in France

June 1, 2015. The Orthodox church of Saint Nikolas, which is located in the retirement home in Cormeilles-en-Parisis (commune Val-d’Oise, department Ile-de-France, Northern France), was desecrated by perpetrators who stole liturgical items and icons as reports the website exarchat.eu. The unknown persons made damages to the church.

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