Tag: Orthodox Church

An Orthodox church was set on fire in Russia

The vandals also broke down the gate to the bridge leading to the temple.

An Orthodox church was attacked in Palestine

According to the church leaders, the attack came after a "quarrel between a few young men".

Ukrainian Orthodox Church severs ties with Moscow

The invasion of Ukraine has led to tense relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and other parishes.

Vladimir Putin demands Israel give Russia control of historic Jerusalem church

The Nevsky church property was initially purchased by Tsar Alexander II in 1859 and remained under Russian control until 1917.

An Orthodox priest has been kidnapped in Ukraine

Russia's invasion of Ukraine does not seem to get even slightly closer to an end.

Russian-occupied Crimea orders law to ban Ukrainien Orthodox Church

Epiphanius I, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, stated that "the spirit of the anti-Christ operates in the leader of Russia"

Dozens of religious buildings have been damaged by Russian troops in Ukraine

The Kremlin claims to "protect Orthodoxy" but facts tell a different story.

USCRIF warns about Ukrainian Orthodox churches threat of "jeopardy"

In 2019, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople recognized the Ukrainian Orthodox Church as independent.

Azerbaijan doubles down on religious freedom

According to lawyer Subhan Hasanli, the new regulations "amount to the installation of a new, state-centred religion.”

Deadly attack against church in Ethiopia

On the 5th of March, armed men, allegedly belonging to the Oromo Liberation Front, broke into an Orthodox church.