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Tear-gas dispersed at location of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate

Source : 112 Ukraine

The police are looking for two attackers who dispersed the tear-gas and in the result of this, nun Varvara suffered
11:57, 26 May 2018

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On May 25, two unknown have dispersed the tear-gas at the location of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate as its website reported.

'Economy of Patriarchate nun Varvara suffered. The attackers did not explain their actions. They escaped and police are looking for them. There is no threat or other victims in the result of the attack', the Kyiv Patriarchate noted.

Related: Polish Orthodox Church calls for observing canonical norms in matter of Ukrainian Church autocephaly

The representatives of the church suspect that 'the incident could be caused by the will of other people of powers to escalate the situation in the society and the church community in the terms of the expectation of the issuance of the tomes on the autocephaly of the church in Ukraine'.

Earlier Poroshenko held the meeting with the primates of the Orthodox churches and accepted the appeal to Bartholomew, the Ecumenical Patriarch on the provision of the tome on the autocephaly for the Ukrainian church with the signs of all bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate and Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.

Related: Ukrainian Church expresses protest over Moscow's intervention in obtaining autocephaly

Since 90-s there are a few jurisdictions in Ukraine that call themselves Orthodox local and autocephaly Churches.

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarchate and  Metropolis of Bessarabia of the Romanian Orthodox Church have the canonical status. Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate is canonically not recognized.

Also, there is unrecognized Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.

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