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Work of canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church banned in Lvov region

Work of canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church banned in Lvov region
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3 March 2022 year 10:21

On February 28, 2022, the head of the Gorodok City Council in the Lvov region, Vladimir Remenyak, signed an instruction ‘On the ban on the work of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate’ in the territory of the community.

The document states that the priests and parishioners carry out anti-state and anti-Ukrainian activities, build up ‘an artificial confrontation between particular groups of the Ukrainian people’, are accused of creating ‘a schism of Ukrainian society on religious grounds’. For this reason, Vladimir Remenyak by his decree has prohibited the work of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church as ‘presenting a thread to Ukraine’s national security’.

It is noted in the text that the decision was made after an appeal of representatives of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic church in the Rechichany village.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

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