The head of local authorities disrupted two festive Orthodox religious rites in a defiant and insulting manner.

January 19, 2019 – In a village Brailov near Vinnitsa, the village council head disrupted two Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s (Moscow Patriarchate) traditional water consecration worships on the feast of Baptism, that annually takes place at the local river. This was reported by the official website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) Vinnitsa Diocese and translated by the Union of […]

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Unknown perpetrators threw explosives into the porch of the Sumy Cathedral during the evening worship.

January 18, 2019 – The Union of Orthodox Journalist with reference to the official website of the Sumy Diocese, Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) reports that the explosion occurred in the Sumy Cathedral on the evening of January 18 right during the Divine Service of the feast of Theophany; “only in a happy coincidence, nobody was hurt”, informs the Sumy […]

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Representatives of the newly formed religious organization attempted to disrupt the Orthodox worship in the village of Krymno.

January 18, 2019 – The festive vespers on the eve of the Epiphany in the Ukraine Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) in the village of Krymno were attempted to be disrupted by the Orthodox Church of Ukraine activists. This was reported by the UOJ correspondent. According to the rector of the church, priest Sergei Golodiuk, in the middle of the service, […]

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Minister for Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro publicly brought defamatory facts to cover discriminatory acts against the Serbian Orthodox Church.

January 18, 2019 – On 6 January 2019, on the Christmas Eve, the Montenegrin minister for human and minority rights, Mr Mehmed Zenka, gave an interview to the Montenegrin TV “Vijesti”, and stated that the Serbian Orthodox Church (“the SOC”) “was not ready to cooperate” with the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights (“the Ministry”) in preparation of the Draft […]

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Metropolitan Luka addresses a request to the chairman of Novonikolaevskaya Regional State Administration to stop pressuring the priests of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) [open letter]

January 15, 2019 – An open letter of Metropolitan Luke of Zaporozhye and Melitopol to Vladimir Gryanistom, the chairman of Novonikolaevskaya Regional State Administration, has been published on the official website of Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s (Moscow Patriarchate) Zaporozhye Diocese. The metropolitan states that the chairman and his administration coerce the priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Zaporozhye Diocese and requires […]

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