Twenty-eight churches belonging to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, was for the last time in the end, the actual capture in the conduct of the schismatic Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate, said Deputy head of the Department for external Church relations of the canonical UOC Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich, speaking at a working meeting of the OSCE on the battle against racism, xenophobia, including intolerance and discrimination regarding Christians and persons of other faiths.
"If at the Central level, the authorities are trying to conduct a balanced religious policy in the regions is a lot of abuse. Most violations of the rights of believers occurs during so-called transitions of the parishes in "UOC-KP" (unrecognized by the international Orthodox - ed.). Really the story is about illegal takeovers of our churches the supporters of the "Kyivan Patriarchate" with the assistance of local deputies, radical organizations (Right sector, Svoboda), and even the interior Ministry battalion "Ternopol" - quoted in Thursday speech by FR. website of the UOC-MP.
As said Archpriest Authorized Ukrainian country in fact "shared" monopoly on the legitimate use of force, which are strictly regulated by national law, " with unmanaged authorized right-wing groups ".
The priest noted that currently in the UOC Moscow Patriarchate documented 28 captured temples, 6 more under threat of capture and 2 sealed. Most temples captured in the Volyn, Rivne, Ternopil, Lviv and Chernivtsi regions. Voluntarily changed the jurisdiction of only four religious communities.
Danilevich also expressed the hope that presented at the meeting of the OSCE the facts will not " anyone used for purposes of political solicitation ". The full text of the report of the envoy of the UOC was submitted to the Secretariat Office for democratic institutions and human rights OSCE.
Ukraine currently operates the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), which is a self-governing Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, and unrecognized by the world Orthodox Church structures, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC KP) and Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC).
in 1992, Metropolitan Filaret (Denysenko), who held Kiev before the pulpit, and after the death of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Pimen in 1990, elected the Locum Tenens of the Patriarchal throne, not content provided by the Ukrainian Church independence and autonomy in the management of the Moscow Patriarchate, first asked in persistent form for her avtokefalii, and not not having this consent, was created and legally registered so-called Kiev Patriarchate. None of the canonical local Orthodox Churches, its legality was not recognized.