The UGCC in annexed Crimea took the challenge and strives for registration

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The patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church during the roundtable "Forcible liquidation of UGCC and its consequences: lessons and challenges for today" held in Kyiv told what is happening with the UGCC in the annexed Crimea.

In the communist propaganda of the Soviet Union self-liquidation was the key word to understand the fate of the churches. Tactics of the Russian authorities in Crimea, as stressed the patriarch, has not changed.

"After the annexation of Crimea all religious organizations were outlawed. This is due to certain judicial process, which established the requirement to all religious organizations without exception, go through the registration process. Apparently, the State Security Service of Russia doesn’t  have any imagination or creativity and use old tricks. Now the UGCC in Crimea is waiting for a decision to which category we are to be enrolled and what terminology we are to use, regulation or elimination," - said Patriarch Sviatoslav.

The Head of the UGCC stated that there is now a real danger for the Church in Crimea to undergo the same experience as 70 years ago during the liquidation of the UGCC by the Stalinist regime.

"In order not to give the propaganda any opportunity to speak about the self-liquidation of the UGCC in Crimea our communities wish to complete this registration”, - said the patriarch. “We know that there is enormous pressure from the public authorities that refuse to keep the title "Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church." By all means we try to keep our position and not give anyone occasion to speak about the self-dissolution or self-liquidation.

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    • leon | 25 September 2016, 10:14

      the first conference is its only conference

    • leon | 25 September 2016, 10:12

      Look after ukrainian flock first

    • viktor | 24 September 2016, 23:22

      Wales is not hungry for the gospel at all. Greek, Romanians, Russians are not interested in each other what so ever. Ukrainian Catholics have no interest in the orthodox. Ukrainian Catholics are

    • Леонтій | 24 September 2016, 17:30

      За два роки нацистської окупації Києва Бабин Яр став, по суті, спільною братньої могилою для величезної кількості людей (загалом порядка 100 тис. осіб - якщо не більше) різного етнопоходження,

    • Іван Атаманчук | 22 September 2016, 21:05

      для чого все це робиться. щоб знову щось урвати чи списати податки.по крайній мірі в калуському р-н івано-франківської обл. я інвалід війни 1гр.кат.А,,отримав двічі офіційну відповідь від голови

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