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Pochayiv Lavra given for use to Moscow Patriarchate with violation

The regional prosecutor’s office is controlling the ongoing pre-trial investigation
13:12, 16 November 2018

Pochayiv Lavra, Ternopil region, Ukraine
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The Main Directorate of the National Police in Ternopil region conducts a pre-trial investigation in a criminal proceeding. It investigates the unlawful actions of the state registrar during the registration of the right of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate to use the Pochayiv Lavra immovable property. This was reported by the press service of the regional prosecutor's office, which carries out procedural control of the investigation.

"The pre-trial investigation established that the representative of Ukraine’s Culture Ministry, whose rights and interests were violated, appealed against actions of the state registrar to Justice Ministry. The applicant demanded to cancel the decision on the state registration of the right to use the immovable property of the Pochayiv Lavra and to hold the registrar accountable," the prosecutor's office informed.

The pre-trial investigation is ongoing.

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