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

21 March 2016, 13:32 | UGCC | view video | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

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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    • Zenia | 24 March 2019, 12:14

      Сколько тебе заплатили ФСБ за это кукареканье по всему сайту, русский петух?)) Марш на свою парашу и сиди там тихо, быдло!

    • firemark | 23 March 2019, 22:44

      михаил, ты за упц (обновленцев) или за воинствующих безбожников (1920...30гг)?

    • Михаил | 23 March 2019, 13:22

      Верх лицемерия! Сидеть и глумиться в президиуме "собора" древней Софии, давить даже на самого Денисенко, чтобы состряпать какую-то никем не признанную псевдоцерковь "пцу",

    • В. Ясеневий | 22 March 2019, 12:39

      Браво, шановний КИЄВЛЯНИНЕ!!! Та ВАШУ, воістинно, мудру думку мали б, найперше, озвучити Глави та Ієрархи УГКЦ і УПЦ... Дуже шкода що вони до цього ще не додумалися. А чому? Може ще не доросли,

    • ja.kyjanyn | 21 March 2019, 23:39

      Дозволю собі висловити тут таку думку. Панові Святославу, та всім хто підтримує висловлену у цьому інтерв'ю позицію варто пам'ятати і усвідомлювати, що сьогодні немає перешкод для греко-католикам

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