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In the Nikolaev area in the Church of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) unknown threw a bottle with incendiary mixture. This is the official portal of the UOC-MP.
The incident occurred on the night of 10 February in the village Green Yar of the Nikolaev region of Ukraine. Victims of arson are not. “It turned out that the temple had smashed the window and threw the Molotov cocktail. Miraculously the fire engulfed the entire temple, the fire went out. In the Church were broken and damaged glass, burned curtains and damaged two mats on the floor, the walls were covered with soot, icons, and towels on icons, blackened by burning,” — said in the message.
In the message it is noted that before set fire to the temple, the attackers turned off the power supply, causing alarm system and video camera didn’t work. The attackers also tried to knock down a wooden cross at the entrance to the temple.
On 14 January, the radicals seized the Church of the UOC in the Zhytomyr region. According to Archpriest Pavel Linnik, an unknown group threatened the parishioners and the priests of the temple, and their actions were coordinated by the nationalist party “Freedom”. 23 Jan unknown in the same field defeated chapel of the UOC-MP.
In early January, the Ecumenical (Constantinople) Patriarch Bartholomew granted autocephaly formed by 15 December 2018 to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PCU), 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 has assured that he would not force anyone to go under its jurisdiction.
ROC broke Eucharistic communion with Constantinople and refuses to recognize the validity of signed Bartholomew Thomas.
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