Public advocates report numerous violations of UOC believers’ rights to UN

July 8, 2018. The NGO “Public Advocacy” sent special statements to the UN Human Rights Council on the cases of seizures of UOC churches and hate speech in the statements of officials. Human rights defenders highlighted the conflict around the church of vlg. Ptichya and bills Nos. 4511, 4128, 5309, which are still under consideration by the Ukrainian Parliament, reports […]

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Council of Churches made a statement on priest’s refusal to perform a rite

July 5, 2018. Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations stated about the autonomy of religious structures and unacceptability of interference in liturgical practice. The statement of the Council was published on July 3 and adopted due to the announcement of the Prosecutor’s Office in Zaporozhye of the beginning of investigation of the case on the refusal of the priest […]

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Head of OSCE notes the information on violation of UOC believers’ rights

July 3, 2018. The OSCE head Thomas Greminger will consider the information provided by NGO Public Advocacy concerning violations of the rights of the UOC believers in Ukraine. The materials were also forwarded to the Director of the Office of the Democratic Institute and Human Rights (ODIHR), the OSCE Special Representative for Freedom of Media and the head of the […]

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78-years-old Orthodox priest attacked and beaten in Ukrainian village

July 2, 2018. Prayers are being requested by the Khust Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church for a greatly loved and elderly priest, serving in the southwestern Ukrainian village of Chernotisov, who had to be taken to the hospital recently after suffering a beating at the hands of unknown assailants, the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reports. The beating […]

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Orthodox church set on fire in Bosnia and Herzegovina

August 27, 2018. An Orthodox church in the municipality of Visoko in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina was set on fire by unknown vandals last Sunday, suffering serious damage, reports RIA-Novosti. The city of Visoko is located in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is inhabited mainly by Bosniaks (Slavic Muslims), with a small Serbian and Croatian […]

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