In the West Ukrainian radicals attacked the temple of the UOC

© Photo : the Synodal information Department Apprehesive at Holy Trinity Church in the village of Bohorodchany in Ivano-Frankivsk region, UkraineIn the West Ukrainian radicals attacked the temple of the UOC© Photo : the Synodal information Department of the UOC

Radicals of «Right sector» seized the Church of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ivano-Frankivsk region, reported on the website of the UOC.

The incident occurred at about 13:00 in the village of Bohorodchany. Was attacked Holy Trinity Church.

It is noted that the nationalists broke doors, smashed Windows and beat up believers.

«One man received a brain concussion, another broke his arm, the raiders also suffered the rector of the Church Archpriest Vladimir SHUVAR», — reported in the UOC.

Radicals, according to eyewitnesses, were able to enter the Church through the courtyard. Then they started a fight with parishioners who were inside: a few people suffered serious injuries.

«Drove all the parishioners, the raiders changed the locks. Now the situation at the scene remains tense», — said the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
The threats of radicals

The Deputy kiyevo-Pechersky monastery the Metropolitan Vyshgorodsky and Chernobyl Paul said about the incoming threats to seize the Lavra.

The radicals also promised to arrange provocations against other churches and monasteries under the jurisdiction of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

The controversy surrounding the autocephaly of the

The situation around the Donetsk region intensified after the statements of the Patriarchate of Constantinople about the beginning of the preparation of the «Ukrainian autocephaly» administrative independence from other churches.

The ROC condemned the move, effectively severing diplomatic relations with Constantinople. The ROC also called on the primates of other local churches to begin a pan-Orthodox discussion of the situation.

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Synod of bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church abroad, the Holy Synod of the UOC has suspended the service with the bishops of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.

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