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Kyiv District Court bans any actions to liquidate Ukrainian Orthodox Church

The court suspends the liquidation of religious association pending consideration of the lawsuit against the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine
13:34, 5 September 2019
The Patriarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church
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The Kyiv District Administrative Court has banned any action to liquidate the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP) before considering a lawsuit against the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. The press service of the church reports it.

"September 4, 2019, the Kyiv District Administrative Court fully satisfied the claim of the lawyers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate," the press office stated.

Also they add that henceforth Yaremenko A.V. (Metropolitan of Orthodox Church of Ukraine Ioann) is not allowed to manage the property of the Kyiv Patriarchate and to take any actions to terminate and liquidate the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate before the decision enters into legal force.

At the local council in Kyiv, which was chaired by honorary patriarch Filaret, UOC-KP head, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate decided to cancel the decree of the Council of Bishops from December 15, 2018.
 
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The decision states that the aforementioned church is registered by a state body and continues to exist. According to the document, Patriarch Filaret continues to be the head of the religious structure.

On July 31, 2019, the Ministry of Culture reported that the religious association Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate ceased its activity by joining the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

Later, Patriarch Filaret appealed to the Ministry of Justice and to President Zelensky with a request to extend the registration and protect the rights of Ukrainian Orthodox Church believers.
 
 
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