Tag: Eastern Europe

Two Ukrainian priests released by Russia after 19 months of detention

Pope Francis publicly expressed his thanksgiving after the priests' release.

Ukrainian Christians face harsh persecution from Russian forces

Religious liberty advocates report the destruction of hundreds of churches, underscoring the severity of the situation.

Ukrainian Christians are the target of Russian forces

Hundreds of churches have been destroyed, according to religious liberty advocates.

Russian authorities ban Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Zaporizhzhia

Russian forces in Zaporizhzhia already expelled UGCC clergy in the occupied territories and held two abducted priests.

Russian hieromonk was sentenced to jail for opposing the war in Ukraine

Religious leaders are expected to support the war effort by the authorities.

A pastor was arrested yet againt in Minsk

In September 2022, he was arrested and received a fine of 3,200 rubles (about 1,200 USD).

Strasbourg court orders Romania to institutionalize same-sex cohabitation

According to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey, 74% of Romanians opposed the introduction of same-sex "marriages."

An Orthodox church was shelled by Russian forces in Ukraine

The number of casualties after the incident is still under investigation.

“People factories” are becoming a reality

The concept of the world's first-ever artificial womb facility has been unveiled.

President Zelensky banned activities related to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Although the decision was conveyed in a context of war, it raises concerns when it comes to religious freedom.