Employees of management of security Service of Ukraine (SBU) interrogated the 12 priests of the Rovno and Sarny canonical dioceses of the UOC in the form of witnesses under article "high treason" and "Inciting sectarian strife," said the press Secretary of management of Inna Olucak.
at the same time she didn't want to reveal any information about the interrogations, citing a lack of an appropriate investigator.
first of Rivne diocese of the UOC said that the security service was summoned for questioning on 14 priests. Interference in the Affairs of the Church
SBU beginning of the Church the conflict in Ukraine has been repeatedly summoned for questioning the clergy of the UOC. Thus, at the beginning of December was caused by the priests of the diocese of Sarny, for example, Archimandrite Hilarion. On the first day of the week, the secret service raided the churches and homes of the priests in the Zhytomyr region. UOC has stated that they have plans to appeal the Actions of the SBU, and to sign up to the international community in connection with searches and interrogations of priests, as the Ukrainian Authorities want to force the bishops of the Church to participate in so-called " unification Council ".
first Ukrainian Authorities, as well as among them, the head, said they did not wish to interfere in the Affairs of the Church. But do it non-stop. Thus, despite promises, Poroshenko made from Constantinople the recognition of non-canonical Church in Ukraine, which the Russian Orthodox Church called schismatic. Rada of Ukraine adopted the law on the transfer of St. Andrew's Church the Patriarchate of Constantinople. Later, the Ministry of justice of Ukraine was deprived of the canonical UOC right of use of buildings of Pochayiv Lavra in Kiev. Action against the Pochayiv Lavra show of intimidation by the authorities of believers of Ukraine, told in the ROC. Advisor Poroshenko Rostyslav Pavlenko went to Istanbul to observe the Synod and meetings with the Patriarch of Constantinople on the issue of autocephaly. The situation of the UOC
The authorities in Kiev and non-canonical Church structure in Ukraine hope till the end of the year to receive the Tomos of autocephaly from Constantinople, but Tomos has a chance to get only the Primate of the "United" Church, have to choose on the "unification Council" of the Orthodox churches in Ukraine, the date of which until not assigned. This canonical UOC said he was not going to participate in this event.
Because of the decision of Constantinople to begin providing non-canonical autocephaly churches in Ukraine, which the Russian Orthodox Church is called the schism, the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church fifteen Oct announced the severance of communication with the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the canonical territory of the ROC, including Ukraine and Belarus.
The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has called canonically void, and saw politics in the abolition of Constantinople by the act of 1686 on the transfer of the Kyiv Metropolitanate to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate. Metropolitan Hilarion said that Constantinople lost its right to be called the coordinating centre of Orthodoxy. In the ROC I hope that Constantinople will change the decision to give the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, and before that he will be in schism.