Russian Orthodox Church calls ECHR decision on Pussy Riot members’ appeal blow to legal protection of religious freedom

December 5, 2018. The Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church says that the European Court of Human Rights’ refusal to reconsider its Pussy Riot ruling restricts religious freedom in Europe. “It is regrettable that the court rejected Russia’s appeal and refused to refer the case to the Grand Chamber. The court evaded a serious and substantive discussion of its […]

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The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) conducted searches at the place of residence of the abbot of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Pavel of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl (Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate)

November 30, 2018. On the morning of November 30, The Ukrainian Security Service began to search through the place of residence of the abbot of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Pavel of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl (Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate) , reports the Security Service site. “The Ukrainian Security Service is conducting searches at the place of residence of the head […]

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Reaction of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) on false statement of the president of Ukraine that the Church’s service has prayers for president V. Putin and for the Russian army.

November 29, 2018. Metropolitan Jonathan (Yeletskikh) of Tulchin and Bratslav and priests of the Tulchin eparchy of the UOC are going to give advisors to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko Service books to assure them: at Divine services in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) , they do not pray either for president V.Putin nor the Russian Federation’s army, […]

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UOC MP reaction to defamation about prayers for RF army in Service books

29 November 2018. Metropolitan Jonathan (Yeletskikh) of Tulchin and Bratslav and priests of the Tulchin eparchy of the UOC are going to give advisors to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko Service books to assure them: at Divine services in the UOC, they do not pray either for Putin or the RF army, reports Metropolitan Jonathan’s official website. Clerics of […]

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