Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ official commentary regarding the systematic confiscation of the Serbian Orthodox Church property in Kosovo

November 2, 2018. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the situation around the Serbian Orthodox Church sites in Kosovo is a consequence of the uncanonical steps taken by the Patriarchate of Constantinople towards the Orthodoxy in Ukraine. The following is a translation of the commentary about the situation in Kosovo, published by the Department of […]

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Metropolitan Luke reports discrimination of the UOC to Expert Council

October 30, 2018. Experts of the Ministry of Culture should pay attention to the facts of systematic violations of the rights of believers of the UOC, said Metropolitan Luke. Hatred and contempt are consistently incited in regard to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church through its positioning as an internal enemy. This is stated in the address of Metropolitan Luke of Zaporozhye and […]

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Ukrainian church in Lviv vandalized

October 25, 2018. A church named in honor of the holy Equal-to-the-Apostles St. Vladimir the Great in Lviv, Ukraine, was vandalized in the night of October 20-21, reports the site of the Lviv Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The same church has been attacked several times already this year. The humble wooden church was pasted with images of Joseph Stalin […]

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Russia appeals ECHR ruling over P-Riot case

October 19, 2018. Three young women from the all-female band were tried in Russia in 2012 for hooliganism after staging an improvised performance in one of the country’s biggest cathedrals for a music video earlier in the same year. The case attracted international attention, with many Western media outlets depicting P-Riot as artists persecuted for their anti-government message. By the […]

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Head of UOC Law Department: Stocktaking of church property is unlawful

October 18, 2018. Protopriest Alexander Bakhov explained that the property in the churches and monasteries of the UOC is not the property of the state. The Ministry of Culture has no right to make an inventory of the property of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, chairman of the UOC Legal Department, Protopriest Alexander Bakhov, informed the Information and Education Department of […]

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