UOC reported the threats to carriers for the delivery of the faithful in Procession

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Some Ukrainian officials and representatives of radical organizations threaten physical violence transport companies in different regions of the country for the transportation of believers in Kiev on 27 July, the day of the Big procession on the occasion of the 1030-th anniversary of the baptism of Rus, reports the website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC).

«Been calling dozens of different companies and hearing the refusal, in the end one of the carriers admitted to carry the faithful to Kiev they are unofficially banned, threatening with death,» — are reported words of the acting head of the Narodichi Ovruch deanery of the diocese Archpriest Oleg Tominskogo.

According to the UOC-MP, reports that the pilgrims block the entrance to the capital July 27, also come from Nizhyn, Chernivtsi, Rivne, Odesa, Zaporizhzhya and other dioceses.

«We know that with the leaders who make the transportation of citizens and are licensed to do this work is carried out by relevant authorities, and their convincing force to cancel all the routes to Kiev on July 27,» — said the Chairman of information Department of the UOC Archbishop of Nezhin and Priluki Clement.

In turn, the Metropolitan of Ovruch and Korosten Vissarion, the TV channel «112» stated that the obstacles stalling not only carriers, but also ordinary believers.

«Unfortunately, this year some authorities prevented us to conduct the procession. People order the buses, and they do not allow override, are threatened,» said the Metropolitan. In particular, according to him, the believers afraid of «problems at work».

 

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