Georgian prisoners in Turkey on hunger strike for place to pray

August 7, 2017. 150 Georgian citizens, serving sentences for various crimes in Turkey, have declared a hunger strike in their Constantinople prison. Among their demands is an area for prayer, reports Georgian news station Rustavi-2. Family members of the prisoners speak about cruelty to convicts and have accused diplomatic representatives of negligence. “150 prisoners, all Georgians, are on a hunger […]

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Two Cypriot families suing Church because sons became monks

June 28, 2017 – Two local Greek Cypriot families have accused Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol, Abbot Epiphanios of Machairas Monastery, and the Cypriot Orthodox Church of pushing their sons into monasticism, suing them for a sum of 2 million euros ($2,271,200) as compensation for “moral damages,” reports Russian Athens. The judicial process, unusual for Orthodox countries, is set to begin on […]

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The current government of Greece is pushing the Orthodox Church out of the education sphere

June 22, 2017 – The current Cabinet of Minister in Greece, led by Alexis Tsipras, has promised to coordinate any changes in the education system with the Greek Orthodox Church. But this is not happening in practice. Numerous government decisions are being taken without the involvement of church representatives. The Greek Orthodox Church has published a press release on the […]

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In Volyn priest evicted from his children asks Supreme Court to review the case

June 20, 2017 – The state authorities of Horokhiv district of Volyn region plan to implement the court’s decision to resettle two children from their parents. It is related to the claim of the Kyiv Patriarchate about eviction from the village church house in Uhryniv of the couple – a priest of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) and his […]

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Destruction of Orthodox holy sites continues in Albania

June 15, 2017 – The Orthodox heritage in Albania has suffered another blow with the decay of the Monastery of St. Athanasius in Kato Lenitsa, founded in 1797. Due to the idleness of authorities, who confiscated the monastic buildings but undertook no measures to restore the landmark, the monastery sustained irreparable damage in the winter of 2017. The monastery currently […]

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