Ministry of Culture Has No Intention of Warning Other Churches of Illegal Worship

15 January 2014, 16:13 | Church-state relations | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

Мошкола.jpgThe Ministry of Culture does not intend to warn any churches other than the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) of illegal religious activity, director of the Ministry of Culture’s Department of Religious Affairs Mykhailo Moshkola said at a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada, RBC-Ukraine reports.

Moshkola reiterated that the UGCC had no right to hold prayer services on the Maidan in Kyiv, because it does not have permission from the Kyiv City State Administration (KSCA).

As for the other churches, according to Moshkola, today there is no reason to send them “similar letters.”

In early January the Ministry of Culture appealed to the of head of the UGCC with a request to ensure compliance with the law on the conduct of public prayer services and indicated that priests must have permission to carry out religious activities in places such as Independence Square in Kyiv.

In turn, the head of the UGCC Sviatoslav Shevchuk said that it was the first time during Ukraine’s independence that there was an official threat to terminate the activity of the religious organizations of the UGCC, and assured that the church is not a part of the political processes.

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    • Paul S. Ewasko | 28 August 2014, 15:19

      Why oh why is the Russian Orthodox Church spreading such misinformation? Calling itself the Holy Russian Orthodox Church is laughable. Members of its heirarchy including its patriarch are

    • ivanna | 27 August 2014, 17:45

      Явно, что этот пастор в церкви не ради Иисуса, а ради хлеба куса. Видимо регулярная стрижка овец, оказалось дороже Бога, раз сбежав в Россию, он считает, что если не получится построить карьеру

    • Михаил | 24 August 2014, 20:05

      Я думаю Константинопольский и Московский Патриархаты уж как-нибудь разберутся между собой и решат все проблемы. А помощь и советы от какой-то там псевдоцеркви под названием "УПЦ КП" им не

    • Father Deacon Joseph | 23 August 2014, 17:44

      I was very impressed with the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church's response to the The Russian Orthodox Patriarch's misinformation letter that was filled with distorted fact as best, and outright lies

    • Любов вселенська | 22 August 2014, 17:01

      Щоб ви не "патякали"все одно буде єдина православна Українська Церква!!! Всім зрозуміло?

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