Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zoria): Clergy and faithful of the OCU are systematically persecuted in the occupied territories

3 April 2019, 10:10 | International relations | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

During a special meeting with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zoria) referred to the systematic persecution of the clergy and faithful of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine which takes place in the occupied territories of Ukraine – in Crimea and in separate districts of Donbas - by those who control these territories now.

He wrote about this on his Facebook page, according to the UNN.

“In Crimea, the Russian authorities want to take away from the believers the only Ukrainian Orthodox church of Sts Volodymyr and Olha in Simferopol and liquidate the church in Yevpatoria as illegal. Archbishop Clement, the leader of the Ukrainian Orthodox community of Crimea, is under constant pressure.

On March 3 this year in Simferopol, he was detained by the police for 9 hours on absurd charges – allegedly he stole religious items from his church and cursed in a public place. Archbishop Clement heads the human rights mission of our Church and we perceive the persecution of him by the Russian authorities as pressure on the leader of the Ukrainian community of Crimea and human rights activist,” Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zoria) wrote.

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    • velovs@ukr.net | 25 April 2019, 15:38

      На жаль, ЖОДНОЇ реакції на цей - явно НЕДРУЖНІЙ демарш щодо України з боку керівництва т. зв. "Палестинської" псевдо-держави та її релігійно-ісламської верхівки, що у такий відвертий і

    • AlexP | 25 April 2019, 03:33

      Опомнитесь, митрополиты! Кого вы хотите обмануть своей брехнёй? Господа Бога?! Да всем же видно, что единой Церкви нет. Её нет с момента поклонения нефти в России, в которое втянулась и РПЦ. Она, РПЦ

    • barni | 24 April 2019, 23:07

      А побажання новообраному Президенту ?

    • barni | 24 April 2019, 23:02

      Надзвичайно шкода, що привітання поступлять після гундяєва! І як же діючи настоятелі будуть це аргументувати ?А ЯКЩО НЕ ПОСТУПЛЯТЬ ? Тоді як це розцінювати ? Не той "фасон" чи як ?

    • Zenia | 24 April 2019, 21:54

      Причём здесь католическая Пасха, придурок?))

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