SBU has accused the UOC-MP of inciting religious hatred

© 2018 AFP / Volodymyr Shuvayev law enforcement bodies of Ukraine in front of the main entrance of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. Archival photoessay laurelsSBU has accused the UOC-MP of inciting religious hatred© 2018 AFP / Volodymyr Shuvayev

The security service of Ukraine (SBU) has accused the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) in the dissemination of materials inciting hatred, the official website of the Department.

«The results of the searches seized many printed materials, the content of which has the incitement to religious and sectarian strife,» — said in the message.

Special attention in the SBU was given the brochure «Ukrainian Orthodox Church: relations with the state. The attitude of the ATO and the Church split. Questions and answers». For two days the security forces seized 75 copies.

The Ministry stressed that it has «an appropriate expert», which is found in the brochure signs of advocacy of religious hatred and insult the feelings of believers. Examples from the text is not given.

On Monday, the UOC-MP reported that in Zhytomyr region began mass searches in cathedrals, churches and homes of the priests. Last week, the 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. Nevertheless, Petro Poroshenko made from Constantinople the recognition of non-canonical Church in the Ukraine that marked the beginning of the split.

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.

SBU has accused the UOC-MP of inciting religious hatred© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in fotobanka in the Orthodox world: to be or not to be