Albanians protested claiming the ownership of a Serbian monastery

December 17, 2015. Hundreds of Albanians have protested against a court ruling to suspend the decision on the confiscation of land of the Visoki Decani monastery, as the website inserbia reports. The half-hour protest went without incidents on Thursday afternoon, and saw participants chant “UCK” (“Kosovo Liberation Army”; KLA), “Constitutional Court violates the Constitution,” “Hands off from the land,” “No […]

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Bulgarian Patriarch asks President of Ukraine Poroshenko to protect Ukrainian Orthodox believers from persecutions

December 16, 2015. Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria expressed his concerns with violations of Orthodox believers’ rights in Ukraine, as the website Interfax-religion reports. The Patriarch addressed to the Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko and said that he is concern about the numerous registered facts of violating rights of the believers belonging to the only canonical Church in Ukraine. He underlined the […]

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Vandalism and desecration in an Orthodox Chapel

December 16, 2015. Unknown perpetrators vandalized the chapel of Saint Irini in Spilia region in Crete (Greece), as the website neakriti reports. Unknown perpetrators violated the doors of the church in order to steal money. As they did not found the amount that they expected, they caused serious damages by breaking the icons and destroying the screen, which separates the […]

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Criminal prosecution for offence of religious feelings

December 16, 2015. The Investigative Committee of Kirov region (Russia) started a criminal prosecution against two inhabitants, as the website of the Investigation Department of Kirov region reports. The prosecution is based on the Criminal Code (public actions, expressing obvious disrespect for society in order to insult religious feelings of believers). According to the investigators, at the evening of September […]

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Sacrilege action against an Orthodox Church

December 15, 2015. Eight icons were stolen from the Church of Saint Dimitrios in Pogoni region (Greece), as the website romfea reports. The unknown perpetrators violated the doors of the church. The Church of Saint Dimitrios is a historical monument that was built before 1814. It was an important place of prayer for Greeks during the years of Revolution against […]

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