Report: Russian Orthodox move to seize other churches in Crimea
Catholic World News - March 21, 2014
Russian Orthodox priests, accompanied by armed men, have attempted to seize two Crimean churches belonging to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate, according to a Moscow Times report.
Established in 1992, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate is led by Patriarch Filaret, who has been excommunicated by the Russian church.
“Today the seizure of places of worship in Crimea is being triggered by Russia,” said Yevhen Nyshchuk, Ukraine’s minister of culture, according to a report from the Religious Information Service of Ukraine.
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