Satanist teenager suspected of torching wooden Karelian church

August 13, 2018. A high school student who describes himself as a Satanist is suspected of setting fire to the 18th-century wooden Church of the Dormition in the village of Kondopoga in Karelia. The entire historical church tragically burned to the ground on Friday, as orthochristian.com reported on Friday. “A 15-year-old school student is suspected. He considers himself a Satanist. […]

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Russian Foreign Ministry asks Greek embassy for explanations on problems with issuing visas to Orthodox priests

August 10, 2018. The Russian Foreign Ministry has sent a note to the Greek embassy seeking explanations on the problems with issuing visas to priests, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said. “We saw the Tsargrad materials and a publication on social networks. We have sent the relevant note to the Greek Embassy in Moscow seeking explanations on the situation, […]

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Human rights group created to protect Orthodox Communities in Eastern Europe

August 7, 2018. A new advocacy group aiming to protect the interests of Orthodox Christians throughout Eastern Europe has been created. The NGO “Public Rights Protection,” a co-founder of the new “Eastern European Rights Protection Group,” reports that it includes representatives of human rights and public organizations from Balkan nations. The decision was made by representatives of human rights, public, […]

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Greece restricting visits from Russian priests

August 6, 2018. A priest of the Russian Orthodox Church has reported that he faced discrimination on a professional basis at the Greek embassy in Moscow, reports Russian Athens. The publicist, journalist, and cleric Fr. Vladimir Vigilyansky posted a letter to the Greek ambassador in Moscow on his personal Facebook page explaining the situation. According to the priest, he faced […]

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