Near the Parliament building gathered about hundred supporters of the UOC-MP


The protesters dissatisfied with the Uniting Cathedral and searches of the clergy of the UOC-MP.

In Kiev, near the building of the Verkhovna Rada gathered about a hundred supporters of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.

Participants of the rally noted that they had gathered to protest against the searches and interrogations which have instituted clergy of the Moscow Patriarchate of the SBU, reports the Internet-the edition with reference to .

Also among the reasons for the rally dissatisfaction with the Unification Council and the fear that the parishioners of the UOC-MP “the Church will be taken away”.

The protesters also prayed. No clashes have arisen. Around, police are present.

15 of December in Sofia Kiev will be held the Unification Council, which is to proclaim the establishment of the Autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The Cathedral will adopt the Charter of the Ukrainian Church and elect its Primate.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew announced that it has signed the relevant letters of invitation to the hierarchs of the UOC of the Kiev Patriarchate, the UAOC and UOC hierarchs of the Moscow Patriarchate to take part in this Cathedral.

In turn, the Synod of the UOC-MP has forbidden his bishops and laity to participate in the Unification Council.As expected, after the Council, the newly elected Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church will receive the Tomos on the establishment of the local Church.

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