"You're taken at gunpoint, prepare to be buried," OCU threatens UOC priest
The clergyman of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine threatened to kill a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church for "speaking out".
The "priest" of the OCU, Petro Sokolovsky, threatens Archpriest Pavel Bely, clergyman of the Kyiv Diocese of the UOC, with violent death. The priest posted pictures of the threatening messages on his Facebook page.
"Listen, Pavel Bely, don't act too much on our land, otherwise you will not be white (the priest’s last name Bely means “white” – Trans.) in the Ukrainian black earth soil at all," Petro Sokolovsky wrote. His page on the social network suggests that he works at the OCU.
In response, the priest of the UOC noted that the Lord is above all – it’s all in God’s hands.
Then the representative of the OCU uttered his threats again: “You are taken at gunpoint, get ready to be buried in chernozem. We will ‘take care’ of you."
Archpriest Pavel Bely is surprised that such "clergy" are supported by the government, because they act with its tacit consent.
"Such dressed up representatives of the schismatic organization of the OCU, who call themselves ‘priests’, are threatening violence," the priest said. "Here is our freedom of conscience, religion and true ‘democracy’."
Earlier, the UOJ reported that another "priest" of the OCU at Poroshenko party’s congress joked about God and the Bible.