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A church building from which the community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has been evicted is being dismantled

A church building from which the community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has been evicted is being dismantled
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12 February 2022 year 09:47

On February 10, 2022, the Ivano-Frankovsk City Council decided to pull down the building which has housed the church of the Transfiguration of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church for thirty years.

Mospat.ru portal reports that a few days before, on February 7, the community was driven out of the church building in disregard of the decision of the UN Human Rights Committee obliging the Ukrainian state authorities not to evict the faithful from the building in which they have worshipped for many years.

Mr. Igor Maksimchuk, director of the Department for Education and Science, is in denial about the urgent decision on dismantling that became known days after the eviction of the religious community. At the same time, he admitted that the design estimate documentation for construction of a kindergarten with which all these years the authorities have been covering up their major purpose of dismantling the church building is not ready yet, “Religioznaya pravda” [Religious truth] reports.

The Ivano-Frankovsk diocese has called to raise funds for buying a plot of land or a house for the Transfiguration of the Lord community that has found itself out on the street.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

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