Photo: Pavel Linnik in Facebook
In the Zhytomyr region of Ukraine occupied the Church of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) in the village Vorsivka. This was reported in his Facebook account Archpriest Pavel Linnik.
According to him, the seizure was made by the unknown group that threatened the parishioners and the priests of the temple. Her actions were coordinated by the President Malyn cell of all-Ukrainian Union “Freedom” (radical nationalist political party) and the head of the village Council.
“That’s how the Istanbul Patriarchate in Ukraine, draw conclusions,” — concluded Linnik.
15 Dec 2018 in Kiev hosted the unity Cathedral Church structures, initiated by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. It was accepted the decision on creation of new local Orthodox Church of Ukraine. It includes mainly representatives of the schismatic Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC KP) and Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) and two of the Metropolitan of the UOC-MP. He topped the structure of Metropolitan Epiphanius (Sergei Dumenko) of the UOC-KP.
Previously Epiphanius stated that “the seizure of the temples” on the part of the newly formed Church structures will not and parishioners of each parish will need to decide about joining PCU.
Video, photo All from Russia.