In the Zhytomyr region was searched in the cathedrals and the houses of the priests

© Photo : Ukrainian Orthodox Cherkassenko of the UOC. Archive photoIn the Zhytomyr region was searched in the cathedrals and the houses of the priests© Photo : Ukrainian Orthodox Church

In the Zhytomyr region was searched in the cathedrals, temples and houses of priests, reported in the outreach Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC).

In particular, they searched the Holy cross Cathedral of the city and the home of its rector father Sergius.

«For unknown. A sign of pressure on the representatives of the UOC is obvious. Searches are carried out even at ten locations, details updated», — is specified on the website uragan.org.ua

In addition, the demonstrations in Ovruch of the diocese, reported by her cleric Archpriest Georgy Kuznetsov. «Searching the Cathedral and diocesan administration», — lead his words in an educational Department of the UOC.

On Friday the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) searched the house of the Abbot of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Paul. The Metropolitan said that he is under political pressure.

Earlier, the Ukrainian authorities, including the President, have declared that do not intend to interfere in the Affairs of the Church. However, it is Petro Poroshenko made from Constantinople the recognition of non-canonical Church in the Ukraine that marked the beginning of the split.

The dispute about autocephaly

In mid-October, the Ecumenical Patriarchate announced that it begins the granting of autocephaly of the non-canonical Church in Ukraine. In particular, he recalled the act of 1686 on the transfer of the Kiev diocese in the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate, and abolished the anathema imposed by the Russian Orthodox Church at the head of the self-proclaimed «Kiev Patriarchate» Filaret and the leader of the non-canonical Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Macarius.

In the ROC these solutions are called split and severed Eucharistic communion with the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the canonical territory, including Ukraine and Belarus.

Tomos can only get the head of the Church, it must choose the «unification Council», which date is not appointed yet.

In the Zhytomyr region was searched in the cathedrals and the houses of the priests© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Policypro Autocephalous

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