Two Ukrainian parishes win court claims over being illegally re-registered to schismatic OCU

February 7, 2020. The rectors of two canonical Ukrainian parishes that were illegally re-registered to the schismatic “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” have won their court cases in defense of their churches. In a recent interview, Epiphany Dumenko, the primate of the schismatic OCU, complained that the flow of parish transitions to the OCU has dried up because the canonical Church […]

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EU investigating charges of destruction of mosaics in Turkish-occupied Cyprus

February 7, 2020. In response to a written statement by Cypriot Euro-Deputy Costas Mavridis denouncing the deliberate abandonment and destruction of the mosaics of the Church of St. Eulalios in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus, the relevant European Union commission has already taken up the matter, reports the Orthodoxia News Agency. The commission’s cultural heritage committee has already begun investigating the fate […]

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Metropolitan of Montenegro willing to discuss repeal of new religious law with state representatives

February 4, 2020. In the wake of massive peaceful protests taking place throughout Montenegro on a nightly basis in response to the scandalous new law affecting Church property, the state authorities have called on representatives of the Serbian Church to come to negotiations on the matter. In response, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije informed Prime Minister Duško Marković that he is […]

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OCU adherents beat brutally UOC believers guarding the temple in Mashcha

January 4, 2020. On the night of January 2 to 3, 2020, at 2:20, two dozen young men from among the OCU supporters with bats attacked four UOC believers, who were on duty near St. John the Theologian temple in the village of Mashcha, Kostopol District, Rivne Region. This was reported by the UOJ correspondent. According to eyewitnesses, aggressive activists, armed with metal […]

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the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church

January 4, 2020. While preparing to celebrate the radiant Feast of the Nativity of Christ, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, under presidency of His Holiness the Serbia Patriarch Irinej, held a session at the Patriarchal Court in Belgrade, on January 4, 2020, with participation of the hierarchs who have their jurisdiction in Montenegro: His Excellency […]

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