Media: In Kryvyi Rih, shopping complex is to be built instead of OCU temple

A shopping center to be built instead of an OCU temple. Photo:

The place for the construction of St. George's Church on Zarechny was "consecrated" by the "bishop" of the OCU Simeon Zinkevich, while still in the UOC-KP, in 2016.

In Kryvyi Rih, instead of a church of the OCU, they began to build "Epicenter", reports the city site

“This week, in the micro-district 5th Zarechny on a vacant lot near house No. 26, where they planned to build the St. George Church (OCU), the construction of a shopping center started. The construction site was fenced off and construction equipment was brought. The information plate indicates that the beginning of the preparatory work was registered by the Department for State Architectural and Construction Control of the Kryvyi Rih City Executive Committee,” says the information on Sunday, September 19, 2021.

The city website also recalled that the wooden cross installed on the construction site of the OCU temple was repeatedly broken by unknown persons.

Local "bishop" Simeon (Oleg) Zinkevich "consecrated" this place for the construction of St. George's Church in 2016, while still being the "bishop" of the UOC-KP. “Through the efforts of the diocese and the caring believers of the Ukrainian Church, an opportunity arose to join the construction of the revival of our spirituality,” the diocese he headed then explained.

As reported, in Lviv, Dumenko "consecrated" a place for the construction of the OCU cathedral on the site allocated to the UOC community.

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