Alexey Mikheyev. The head of the Synodal information Department of the Moscow Patriarchate Vladimir Legoyda tried to convince the leadership of the Ukrainian police organization to investigate the participation of police in violence against the faithful in the process of conflict over rural Church in Ternopil region, according to a released statement Department.
On September 21 the Church of St. George in the village of Katerynivka Kremenets district, Ternopil region of Ukraine was attacked from authorized nationalist and radical forces " Kyiv Patriarchate ". According to Legoyda, participation in capture of the temple, and took the Staff of the Ukrainian militia.
"the use of force against the parishioners and clergy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church from radical nationalists and sectarians was, unfortunately, over the past year and a half almost commonplace, however, participation in such blatantly illegal actions of policemen is a very bad news. I hope that the leadership of the Ukrainian police will take immediate action against those employees who participate in the tyranny, destructive of civil peace " - quoted expression of his head of the Synodal Department.
The Legoyda noticed that collisions between the parishioners of the UOC and the representatives of the non-canonical flows in the village of Katerynivka not happen the first time. The head of SINFO also said that clashes were severely injured and damaged about 20 people, " defending the temple of St. George the victorious ", including its pastor, Archpriest Gregory Kazmiruk. Before the UOC-MP reported fifteen received damage, two of which are located in the clinic.
now in Ukraine there are several Orthodox churches is recognized by all the local Orthodox churches of the UOC MP and the UOC "Kiev Patriarchate" and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC). According to the Orthodox rite celebrates the divine services and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.