Ternopil region authorities announce inspection of Pochaiv Lavra

01 February 11:34
The Pochaiv Lavra. Photo: pochaevlavra.org The Pochaiv Lavra. Photo: pochaevlavra.org

The Ternopil Regional Council has created a working group to study the legality of the UOC ministry in the Pochaiv Lavra.

The Chairman of the Ternopil Regional Council Mykhailo Holovko announced the start of the work of a special group to study the legality of the use of the Pochaiv Lavra by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, reports the press service of the regional council.

The Ternopil Regional Council also noted that the commission will include representatives of the Regional State Administration, employees of the Prosecutor's Office, justice officials, the National Police, the State Geocadastre Department and local governments.

“If historical justice is gradually being restored in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, many questions arise around the Pochaiv Lavra,” the official said. “I would like to inform you that on Friday, January 27, I ordered the creation of a working group to study the issue of the legality of using the complex of structures of the Pochaiv Holy Dormition Lavra.”

As reported, the head of the OCU, Epifaniy Dumenko, said that his plans include the possession of two lavras – Kyiv-Pechersk and Pochaiv.

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