Moldova is the most secular country in Eastern Europe, but Orthodox believers have long faced discrimination.
In 2008, the country became a part of the European Union, but a decade later the country still has one of the highest rates of religiosity in the EU.
The church has also been hit by a series of corruption scandals.
Now, a small Orthodox group is fighting back against the country’s corrupt elites.
The Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is fighting for its survival in a country where the number of Catholics and Orthodox in the population has been declining for decades.
The group is now fighting for a place in Moldova.
Moldova was a communist state until 1991, when the country began adopting a free market economy.
But in 1992, a new government came to power, and began implementing a market-friendly agenda.
It took the country back to the communist model, but this time with a new name: the Moldovan Socialist Republic.
It was a political experiment to try to change Moldova into a country with a secular government, and to attract foreign investment, said the Rev. Konstantin Kremenyuk, a pastor at the Church of St. John the Evangelist.
In 2000, the government passed legislation that allowed churches to hold services in their buildings.
But after the Moldova Communist Party took power in 2003, Moldova saw a drop in church attendance.
In 2005, the church lost its church building license, and the church has been unable to maintain the building since.
In 2010, the Orthodox Church of Moldova asked for permission to build a church and began renovations, and then began to lose its license.
In 2014, a court ordered the church to pay for a $25,000 restoration and for the church’s buildings to be moved.
In January of this year, the city of Krakow granted the church permission to renovate its church and to build new one.
Now the church is fighting to continue the work.
The Rev. Yuriy Shukhaev, head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moldovan, said that Moldova needs to open up the church and allow other religions to have a place of worship.
“We are not a part only of Orthodoxy, but also with other religions, even if they are not practicing,” Shukhev said.
The Moldovan Orthodox Church has become a symbol of faith in the country, and a symbol for the future.
“This is a symbol that Moldovan society has to be secular and modern,” Shakhaev said.
He said that the church, which has more than 1 million followers, has been persecuted by the state.
Moldovan authorities are not able to control the number or extent of religious organizations in the nation.
The number of churches in the republic has been decreasing over the years, and now they are a minority of the country.
Shukhach said the church needs a place to worship and a chance to grow, but it has to work hard to keep its doors open.
The churches that the government permits to hold worship services must pay their expenses and provide financial support for the upkeep of the buildings, Shukhan said.
Many churches are forced to use the building for meetings or for special events.
The government has also restricted the number and amount of money that can be given to the churches, and they are also prohibited from holding rallies.
The Orthodox Church is also not allowed to run any political parties.
In Moldova, the Church is a part time entity and does not have a strong presence in society, so it has little influence in the political system, Shushan said.
However, Shikhaev sees a future for the Orthodox church.
“The Orthodox Church, because of its position in society and its historical significance, has to continue to evolve and grow,” he said.