Dumenko rewards Khmelnytsky RMA head and discusses transfers to OCU
"Metropolitan" Epifaniy met with the Khmelnytskyi RMA head Serhiy Hamaliy to discuss with him the transfer of UOC churches to the OCU.
The head of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine met with the head of the Khmelnytskyi Regional Military Administration, Serhiy Hamaliy, at the Metropolitan House on June 30, 2022, reports the OCU website.
After discussing, among other issues, the religious and interfaith situation in the region, Hamaliy and the OCU hierarchs agreed that "the process of religious communities choosing their confessional affiliation should continue to take place freely, peacefully and in accordance with current legislation".
Dumenko then solemnly awarded Hamaliy with the Order of St George the Great Martyr.
Khmelnytskyi region authorities initiate the seizure of UOC churches, try to take away land from churches, and personally participate in the transfer of UOC communities to the OCU.
As reported, UOC believers in Khmelnytskyi held a prayer service in front of the regional council building.