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The Ukrainian Orthodox Church told for what priests were called for questioning in SB of Ukraine - RIA Novosti, 05.12.2018


MOSCOW, 5 Dec – RIA Novosti. The secretary of the Rivne diocese of initial Ukrainian Orthodox Church archpriest Alexander Egorov reported that the Security Service of Ukraine interrogated priests and accused of high treason and incitement of religious war.© of AFP 2018/Genya Savilov the Political scientist considers that Kiev will press on Ukrainian Orthodox Church to its full запретаПо to his words, the agenda came, 14 priests were called for questioning. "One priest of Sarnensko-Polessky and 13 priests sew, the Rivne diocese. On these interrogations which took place today everything comes down to two articles: "High treason" and "Incitement of religious war". It is about brochures which do not pose any threat for sovereignty of our state. They are distributed in churches and give the correct assessment on some things of Orthodoxy. But they took them as a basis and incriminate it as ignition of religious war" — the information and educational department of Ukrainian Orthodox Church cites Egorov's words. Egorov noted that priests appended the signature about nondisclosure of information therefore specifically to say what there was a speech on interrogation about, in Ukrainian Orthodox Church cannot. "Specifically we cannot say about what there was a conversation because they appended the signature about nondisclosure. What is known by us it is presentation of two articles: "High treason" is quite serious, and "Incitement of religious strife". We regard all this as pressure and intimidation of priests on purpose to drive with force us into so-called "uniform church" — he said. © the Press service of the president of Ukraine to Pass into Poroshenko's image bank said that he will not allow Ukrainian Orthodox Church "to place fingers up" 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". Earlier Ukrainian authorities, including the president, stated 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.© to Pass the RIA Novosti / Stringer into an image bank of Ukrainian Orthodox Church confirmed refusal of participation in "unifying" soborevlast

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