Ambassador of Ukraine to the Vatican was summoned to the Pope in connection with two bills on the status of religious organizations directed against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. Russia considers the documents of repressive and fear that they will legitimize the seizure of the temples.
Ukrainian Ambassador to the Vatican summoned to the Pope in connection with the discussion in Kiev bills status of religious organizations. They can be directed against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. This was announced by the clergyman of the UOC-MP, Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich in Facebook.
Earlier, the Russian Orthodox Church appealed to the heads of state «Norman Quartet», the Pope, the UN Secretary General and other religious and political organizations in connection with the plans of Kiev to adopt anti-clerical laws.
In Russia believe that the laws on the status of religious organizations will give the legal basis for the legalization of inter-confessional conflict in Ukraine. In particular, the UOC-MP consider the documents of repressive and fear that they will legitimize the seizure of the temples.
Update: in a press-service of the Holy see has not confirmed the call of the Ambassador of Ukraine to the Vatican city to the Pope. The schedule of meetings, the audience does not appear. According to the latest information, Tatiana Izhevsk held a series of meetings at the State Secretariat of the Vatican, during which was discussed in the Verkhovna Rada a draft law on the state control over the Church. The press Secretary of the Ministry of internal Affairs in Donetsk region has denied the information that Izhevsk was specially summoned to the Vatican, said criticism from the Vatican regarding the initiatives was not.
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