December 30, 2019. His Grace Bishop Metodije of Diokleia, a canonical hierarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, was beaten by police on December 26 while peacefully participating in a protest against the adoption of a new law that the Church warns will result in the government confiscating Church property. Two faithful were also injured trying to protect His Grace. Despite his […]» Read more
Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Montenegrin antichurch bill.
December 25, 2019. As regards the latest developments in Montenegro relating to the announced adoption of the draft Law on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Legal Status of Religious Communities, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church hereby expresses its support to the archbishops, clergy, monasticism and faithful people of the dioceses: Montenegro and the Littoral, Budimlje-Niksic, Mileseva […]» Read more
December 17, 2019. After the service, the unknown persons, introducing themselves as “ATO soldiers”, broke locks and seized St. Demetrius temple in Probiynivka village in Ivano-Frankivsk. On December 15, in the village of Probiynivka, Verkhovynsky District, Ivano-Frankivsk Region, at about 3 pm, a group of unidentified persons seized St. Demetrius temple of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, broke locks and sealed the […]» Read more
December 11, 2019. Due to violations of the UOC believers’ rights, 150 lawsuits and 250 court proceedings were initiated in 2019 according to the annual report of the Church to the Synod. On December 6, 2019, during the final meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the UOC Chancellor, Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary, presented a report […]» Read more
December 9, 2019. Two dozen people, who introduced themselves as ATO soldiers, made a seizure of the Holy Dormition Church in the village of Griniava in Ivano-Frankovsk region. On December 8, 2019, in the village of Griniava of the Verkhovyna disrict, Ivano-Frankovsk region (Ukraine), OCU supporters took over the Holy Dormition Church of the UOC, reports the press service of […]» Read more