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The SSU interrogated priests of Ukrainian Orthodox Church on the case of treason - RIA Novosti, 05.12.2018


MOSCOW, 5 Dec — RIA Novosti. The staff of management of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) interrogated 12 priests of the Rivne and Sarnensky dioceses initial Ukrainian Orthodox Church as witnesses under the articles "High Treason" and "Incitement of Interreligious Strife", the press secretary of management Inna said Ilyuchok.© AFP 2018/Genya Savilov Politolog considers that Kiev will press on Ukrainian Orthodox Church to its full of the bans the same time she refused to report any data on interrogations, having referred to lack of the corresponding permission of the investigator. Earlier in the Rivne diocese of Ukrainian Orthodox Church reported that the SSU called 14 priests for questioning. The SSU since the beginning of the church conflict in Ukraine more than once called priests of Ukrainian Orthodox Church for questioning. So, at the beginning of December priests of the Sarnensky diocese, in particular the archimandrite Illarion were called. On Monday the intelligence agency carried out searches in cathedrals and houses of priests in the Zhytomyr region. In Ukrainian Orthodox Church said that intend to appeal against actions of the SSU and also to address the international community in connection with searches and interrogations of priests as the authorities of Ukraine thus want to force the episcopate of Ukrainian Orthodox Church to participate in so-called "unifying cathedral".© the RIA Novosti / Stringer to Pass into an image bank of Ukrainian Orthodox Church confirmed refusal of participation in "unifying" soborerany the Ukrainian authorities, including the president, said that churches do not intend to interpose in the matter. But do it constantly. So, despite promises, Poroshenko achieved from Constantinople recognition of uncanonical church in Ukraine which in ROC was called dissenting. Rada of Ukraine adopted the law on transfer of Andreevsky church to the Constantinople patriarchy. Later the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine deprived initial of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the right of use of buildings of Sacred and Uspenska Pochayevska of monastery in Kiev. Actions against Pochayevsky monastery demonstrate intimidation of believers of Ukraine by the authorities, declared in ROC. Poroshenko's adviser Rostislav Pavlenko went to Istanbul for observation of the synod and a meeting with the Constantinople patriarch concerning autocephaly. The authorities in Kiev and uncanonical church structure in Ukraine expect to receive until the end of the year томос about autocephaly from Constantinople, however томос only the head of the "joint" church can receive, it has to be chosen on "unifying cathedral" of orthodox churches in Ukraine which date is not appointed yet. Thus initial told Ukrainian Orthodox Church that the Press service of the president of Ukraine is not going to participate in such action.© to Pass into Poroshenko's image bank said that will not allow Ukrainian Orthodox Church "to place fingers up" Because of the decision of Constantinople to begin granting uncanonical church to autocephaly in Ukraine which in ROC was called split the Synod of Russian Orthodox Church announced on October 15 a rupture of communication with the Constantinople patriarchy across all initial territory of ROC, including Ukraine and Belarus. The synod of ROC called canonically insignificant and saw policy in cancellation by Constantinople of the act of 1686 of transfer of the Kiev metropolitanate to them in Moskovsko's jurisdiction

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