Catholic bishop: Russian occupants do not touch Catholics in Crimea

8 August 2014, 14:51 | Religion and policy | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

1407488989_0-(1)-d.jpgOrdinary bishop of the Odesa-Simferopol diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop Bronislaw Bernacki described the situation in his diocese, especially in Russia-annexed Crimea, informs "Religion in Ukraine" referring to Catholic Media Center.

"There are different opinions in Odessa. In Crimea the situation is rather calm. Russian occupants do not touch the Catholics, while they think what to do with them," he said.

As a positive moment, the bishop noted that the auxiliary bishop of the diocese Jacek Peel "can already leave the peninsula as needed." However, he states that there is no certainty that he will be allowed to enter again but for now the entrance is not prohibited.

Earlier media repeatedly reported harassment of the occupation regime of different religious communities of the peninsula, including Muslims, Roman and Greek Catholics, Jews, Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate and others.    

 

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    • Linda Knox | 27 June 2016, 15:32

      That’s your only complaint that Catholics were not singled out? You must have a limited understanding about the importance of the Encyclical and a lot of free time on your hands. Perhaps you should

    • pavloosh | 27 June 2016, 14:23

      "In particular, she addresses an appeal to governments in that region to protect the Christian populations – Orthodox, Ancient Eastern and other Christians – who have survived in the cradle of

    • Georgio | 26 June 2016, 17:05

      Враховуючи те, що на останньому архієрейському соборі УПЦКП було допущено можливість існування в рамках автономії, такий сценарій має місце. Поживемо побачимо.

    • Игил | 24 June 2016, 22:01

      Не дає!

    • Ігор Мицько | 24 June 2016, 13:51

      Чи це дає можливість легалізації канонічности УПЦ КП.

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