Ukraine called the cause of the capture of the radicals of the temple of the UOC

© Photo : Ivano-Frankivs’ka parasvati Trinity Church in the village of Bohorodchany in Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine. Archive photoUkraine called the cause of the capture of the radicals of the temple of the UOC© Photo : Ivano-Frankivs’ka para

The cause of the conflict around the premises, which were in the use of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the village of Bohorodchany in Ivano-Frankivsk region, was the transfer by the authorities of the building of the Metropolitan chambers on the balance of the music school, said Friday the press-service of the regional Department of the National police.

Earlier on Friday, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reported that the radicals of the «Right sector» seized the Church of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ivano-Frankivsk region. The incident occurred in the village of Bohorodchany. Was attacked Holy Trinity Church. The nationalists broke the door, smashed Windows and beat up believers.

«The cause of the conflict is the referral Commission Bogorodchany district Council and administration of the property complex of the monument of architecture — Mitropolichy houses (clergy and monastery) of the Dominican monastery building to the balance of the music school, against this decision was made by the representative of the UOC-MP, who contacted the police,» — said in a statement to the police.

The Department argued that the other causes of conflict, including sectarian, not installed, no illegal actions against religious buildings has not been carried out. Due to the conflict for medical assistance to two local residents. Is checked.

Earlier the Deputy kiyevo-Pechersky monastery the Metropolitan Vyshgorodsky and Chernobyl Paul said about the incoming threats from the radicals to seize the Lavra and to arrange provocations against other churches and monasteries under the jurisdiction of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church. 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.»

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is trying to achieve recognition of non-canonical religious structures and of establishing a local Autocephalous Church in Ukraine, though, and promised not to interfere in the Affairs of the Church. Earlier, the Patriarchate of Constantinople «in preparation for the granting of autocephaly» was appointed its Exarch in Kyiv.

In addition, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has stated that it intends to provide Ukraine Autocephalous. In the UOC called such actions by invading the canonical territory of other local churches and called on Patriarch Bartholomew to stop meddling and «exarchs» of the Patriarchate of Constantinople to leave Kiev.

The Russian Orthodox Church, in turn, went to the actual «break diplomatic relations» with the Patriarchate of Constantinople. The Synod of the Russian Church announced a cease commemoration of Patriarch Bartholomew during the Patriarch’s divine services. In addition, a decision was made to exit from the structures, which is chaired by the representatives of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church with Constantinople was in this crisis only once in all its more than thousand-year history.

*The organization is banned in Russia.

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