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200 receipts that allegedly moved from the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) in the new Orthodox Church in Ukraine (PCU), is not true. This was stated by Deputy head of the Department for external Church relations of the UOC Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich, the TV channel “Duma”, according to “the Union of Orthodox journalists.”
According to him, in fact we are talking about 200 points of conflict. “30 churches have really moved in ptsu, 45 of them were seized, the rest of the conflict situations that have not yet resulted in nothing,” — said the speaker of the UOC.
He added that he was aware about 120 cases when the believers and the Dean force trying to force the Church to support the new structure. The UOC spokesperson said that upon each capture of the temple have filed or are preparing statements to law enforcement.
Also, the priest denied information about the alleged mass transition under the jurisdiction of the PCU of the Kyiv clergy. According to him, during the period after December 15, 2018 to take this step decided the 12 clergy.
According to the website of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate in December 2018 in its structure consisted of 12 092 arrival on the territory of Ukraine.
On the move to PCU over the past month and a half “about the 204 parishes” February 4, said the representative of the President of Petro Poroshenko in the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Lutsenko. She expressed confidence that by the end of 2019 in new Church from the canonical UOC will go “thousands of parishes and thousands of parishioners.”
In early January, the Ecumenical (Constantinople) Patriarch Bartholomew granted autocephaly formed on 15 December 2018, the DNC, which included pre-existing non-canonical structures, a breakaway from the still acting on the territory of Ukraine Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church — Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC KP) and Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC). While the DNC said that they will not force anyone to enter its jurisdiction.
ROC broke Eucharistic communion with Constantinople and refuses to recognize the validity of signed Bartholomew Thomas.
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