UOC-KP: OCU has no right to use property of the Kiev Patriarchate

Head of the UOC-KP Filaret Denisenko. Photo: Interfax

A notary of the Kiev Patriarchate appealed to the Ministry of Justice with a statement on the illegality of property registrations in favor of the OCU.

On January 21, 2020, the Legal Department of the UOC-KP stated that the re-registration of the property of the Kiev Patriarchate in favor of the OCU was unlawful, and therefore it uses this property illegally. This was announced on the official website of the Kiev Patriarchate.

The lawyers of the schismatic KP explained that the liquidation of the legal person, mentioned by the OCU so often, does not lead to succession.

According to paragraph 12 of Article 111 of the Civil Code of Ukraine, all property as a result of liquidation is returned to the participant of the legal entity. According to the representatives of the UOC-KP, such a participant of the religious organization “Kiev Patriarchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate” is the “Local Council”. That is why the OCU registered the property which, in fact, does not belong to it but to the “Local Council” of the Kiev Patriarchate.

The issue of unlawful registration actions in favor of the OCU regarding the property of the UOC-KP was brought by the notary to the attention of a special commission of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

Earlier, the UOJ wrote about Filaret Denisenko’s demand for Phanar to return the original decisions of the “Council” of the UOC-KP, which took place on December 15, 2018, in St. Sofia Cathedral (Warm Sofia).

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