Ukraine beat up the priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate
Supporters of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate attacked the clergy of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate in the village uhryniv Gorokhovsky district, Volyn region, informs the press service of the UOC-MP.
"the incident happened on March 18, the victim of the attack was the Rector of the Church of the exaltation of the Holy cross village uhryniv Archpriest Rostislav Shoemaker," according to the Internet office of the Church." As stated by the Witnesses, fresh "owners" captured in the fall of 2014 local Holy cross Church, which is a monument of architecture, began in it repairs without permits from the Department of architecture. The rector and the head of the community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Archpriest Rostislav Shoemaker responded to such interference by sending a request to unauthorized repair of the monument to the appropriate authorities ", - informs the press service." When the Commissioners of the Department of architecture came in uhryniv, they were met by the chief initiator of the seizure of the Church - the local people's Deputy and businessman A. Turak And " - said in the report. Shoemaker wished to enter the temple to inspect it from the inside, however, was rejected in rough shape." A scuffle broke out, during which Supporters of the UOC-KP, using physical force, pushed the priest from the temple. Then father Rostislav from behind was hit on the head with a stick, because he got a hematoma in the head. The fact that the attack was caused by the police, who recorded this incident ", - emphasized in the UOC. Before the first day of the week it was announced that the Ukrainian nationalists campaigning to attack the Holy Dormition Pochayiv monastery, telling about the fact that from the monastery, As if it needs to be taken abroad Pochaev miraculous icon of the virgin. Remember, March 6 Authorized self-proclaimed Kyiv Patriarchate made a forceful takeover of the Church of St. Paraskeva in the village Cognize in the Rivne region of Ukraine, said the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Remember, attacks on Orthodox churches in Ukraine for the last period of time there are more and more often. One of the latest incidents occurred eleven February. Then the bullies got on the platform of the centenary of St. John's Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) in the village of Demidovka Rivne region of Ukraine and ransacked. January 28 was stated about the robbery of a monastery in the village Hawtin Rivne oblast in Western Ukraine. January 27 - about the burning of the wooden Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. In February, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs Gennady Gatilov said that in the process unleashed by the Kiev military action in the East of Ukraine are destroyed Orthodox churches and monasteries, the believers have been harassed and bullied by Ukrainian nationalists.