Bulgarian church robbed, desecrated for the third time in recent years

October 4, 2019. A church in the Bulgarian city of Vratsa, 60 miles northeast of Sofia, was desecrated and robbed Monday night. This is the third such attack against the Church of St. Nicholas in recent years, reports btnovinite.bg. Police believe the thief was hiding inside the church until the staff left. In the morning, an employee found that $85 (150 leva) […]

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Ukrainian media publish a fake about Patriarch Kirill and Georgian Church

28 September 2019. A number of Ukrainian and Russian media published a fake saying that Patriarch Kirill supports separatism in Georgia. On September 23, the Ukrainian edition “Religiina Pravda” (“Religious Truth”) published information that “the Georgian Patriarchate has accused the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church of promoting separatism”. As it turned out later, this information is not true. In […]

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UN Human Rights Council discusses violation of the rights of UOC believers

24 September 2019. The NGO “Public Advocacy” organized the hotel event “Religious Freedom Today: Orthodox Churches of Ukraine, Montenegro, North Macedonia” during the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, reports the website of the human rights organization. During the event, UN representatives were presented with packages of documents on violations of the rights of Christians in Ukraine, Montenegro, North […]

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The UOC community of the Volyn village of Bobly presented to the OSCE officials evidence of violations of their rights to freedom of religion by OCU activists

On September 24, 2019, representatives of the OSCE Mission met with believers of the Holy Protection Church (UOC) in the village of Bobly of the Turiisk district, Volyn region, the deputy of the Turiisk District Council Vladimir Krasulia reports on Facebook. “Testimonies of victims and witnesses of crimes, written and video materials were provided. The OSCE officials recorded everything. The […]

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Arson of the monastery of St. Ambroise

September 21, 2019. The Monastery of St. Ambrose of Optina in Tokmak, in the Berdyansk Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, was attacked on the morning of the great feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God, September 21. Arsonists set fire before the morning service, causing significant material damage to the monastery, reports the Monastery Bulletin of Ukraine. The attackers […]

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