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The Ukrainian Orthodox Church called groundless charges of the SSU to priests in treason - RIA Novosti, 05.12.2018


MOSCOW, 5 Dec – RIA Novosti. In Ukrainian Orthodox Church called groundless charges to priests of treason and incitement of interreligious strife.© of Depositphotos/borisb17 the Ukrainian officials carried out audit of shrines in Pochayevskaya lavrerany the SSU called 14 priests of Sarnensko-Polessky and Rivne dioceses. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church reported that incriminate them two articles — treason and incitement of interreligious strife. "They (charges are an edition) have under themselves no soil. Absolutely far-fetched labels are hung up, second-class citizens are tried to discover. We are tried to be exposed not patriots, say that we do not love Ukraine that we need to go somewhere. Actually we love the state and we advocate its interests. But at the same time, we have an indestructible orthodox position" — it is said in the statement of information and educational department of Ukrainian Orthodox Church. 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".© AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis In ROC told for what the patriarch Varfolomey "revenges" the patriarch Kirillurany 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 to watch the synod and to meet 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 is not going to participate in such action.© of RIA Novosti, Infographics to Pass into an image bank Split in the orthodox world: to be or not to be

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