Metropolitan Chrysostom: The authorities of Greece are consciously destroying the Christian faith

May 16, 2017 – Metropolitan Chrysostom of Trikke and Stagonsk has commented the decision of the Greek parliament to eliminate Sunday as a non-working day. The Metropolitan called the bill’s initiative “yet another provocative intervention”, aimed at de-Christianizing Greece. He called that the so-called “cultural revolution” is “a degradation of human identity and the turning of people into soulless machines […]

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Ukrainian parliament to consider bills that would ban canonical Orthodox Church

May 15, 2017 – The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will consider two draft laws on the status of religious organizations on May 18, one of which would effectively prohibit the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, the second of which would legalize the seizure of churches. The first bill, No. 4511, “On the special status of religious organizations with […]

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Patriarch Kirill surprised to see no intl reaction to violence against Church in Ukraine

April 18, 2017 – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, at his last meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, shared photo images of paramilitary groups’ violence against parishioners of the (Moscow Patriarchate’s) Ukrainian Orthodox Church. “The silence of the world community is astounding,” the patriarch said at an annual Easter reception at the Russian Foreign Ministry. “Our Church is […]

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April 7, 2017 – The Smolensk Cemetery in St. Petersburg has seen about thirty Orthodox Christian crosses and symbols destroyed by a group of young people. They have also defiled some monuments dedicated to victims of the TU-154 aviation catastrophe. The group of assailants has conducted their vandalism in the course of one kilometer. The police have apprehended the suspects. […]

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Ukrainian Ministry of Education forces teachers to attend a prayer service by the non-canonical Kiev Patriarchate

April 3, 2017 – On Sunday, April 2, the teachers from Nikolaev schools were forced to attend a prayer for peace, led by the non-canonical Kiev Patriarchate head Filaret. Many have commented that this was humiliating to their dignity. This prayer was also done largely against the will of the teachers. Some teachers have commented that this was done to […]

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