Ukrainian politicians violate international law by interfering in the internal life of the Church.

March 5, 2018. “Ukrainian politicians violate international law by interfering in the internal life of the Church” is stated in the resolution of the international conference “Contemporary Challenges of Orthodox Identity” which took place on February 27, 2017 in the capital of the Republic of Serbia Banja Luka. According to the conference participants, political and religious experts, modern Ukraine is […]

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50 parishes of Ukrainian Orthodox Church have been seized in recent years

March 1, 2018. According to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, 50 parishes of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church have been forcefully seized by the non-canonical Kivien Patriachate in recent years, reports Interfax-Religion. “It’s a very difficult situation in Ukraine. There are real persecutions against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. 50 churches have been forcefully seized in recent […]

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The memorial cross dismantled in Arkhangelsk

March 1, 2018, in the morning unknown people sawed away the memorial cross near the Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and the metochion of Artem-Verkola Monastery in Arkhangelsk. Сrime scene investigation group arrived shortly after and discovered the evidence of deliberate damage to the cross. Legal proceedings for vandalism were initiated. The police is currently searching for criminals. In 2012 […]

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Ukrainian radicals threatened authorities in Chernigov for cooperation with canonical Ukrainian Church

February 28, 2018. Radical right-wing and nationalistic Ukrainian organizations have spoken out against and threatened the authorities of the Chernigov region for allowing the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church to participate in public events, reports The Union of Orthodox Journalists. The radicals promised the authorities “appropriate consequences” if they continue to cooperate with the Church. This was declared in a joint […]

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Greek hierarchs file complaints against local production of “Jesus Christ Superstar”

February 22, 2018. Two hierarchs of the Greek Orthodox Church have called for legal action against a currently running production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Athens, citing the constitutionally-guaranteed position of the Orthodox Church in Greece and the blasphemous depiction of Jesus Christ in the theatrical show. His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus has filed a motion with the prosecutor’s […]

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