Rivne temple which OCU and UOC-KP cannot divide is vandalized

19 August 2020 17:49
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Church of All Saints in Rivne. Photo: 0362.ua Church of All Saints in Rivne. Photo: 0362.ua

In the сhurch of All Saints in Rivne, which was seized by the OCU a year ago, unknown persons damaged the facade and windows and tore off the sign.

On August 16, 2020, the church of the Parish of All Saints in Rivne, earlier seized by the OCU, was found damaged: they tried to pull out the lock in the church, damaged the windows, and torn icons and a signboard. It is reported by "0362.ua".

The conflict over the church between the OCU and the UOC-KP community has been going on since the summer of 2019, when it was seized by the OCU. The head of the UOC-KP community, Vitaliy Druziuk, said that he would absolve himself of responsibility in the event of a violent confrontation between the Kyiv Patriarchate and the OCU, since the police refused to register his statement on the seizure of the temple and re-registration of the community from the UOC-KP to the OCU.

As reported by the UOJ, the OCU took over a church of the UOC-KP in Rivne while its rector was at the “Local Council” of the UOC-KP.

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