Court to consider illegality of transferring UOC church to OCU in Sambir
The Economic Court of Kyiv will consider the illegality of transferring the Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos of the UOC in Sambir, Lviv region, to the OCU.
The Kyiv Economic Court will hear the lawsuit regarding the unlawful conduct of a "meeting" to transfer the Church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos (UOC) to the OCU in the town of Sambir, Lviv region. The relevant resolution has been published on the registry of court decisions' website.
Since the defendant in the legal process is the Lviv Regional State Administration and the Department of Culture, the case was transferred from the Economic Court of Lviv to the Kyiv Economic Court.
In their lawsuit, the plaintiff claimed that the transfer of the church to the OCU was carried out unlawfully, resulting in a violation of their right to freedom of conscience and religion.
Furthermore, the plaintiff believes that the re-registration of the religious community from the UOC to the OCU infringes upon their right to freely express their will and choose their religious denomination.
The lawsuit also alleges that during the "meeting" regarding the transfer of the church, the plaintiff's right to manage the religious community was violated.
As previously reported, Sambir City Council members voted to ban the UOC.