In Rivne oblast (Ukraine), the authorities are delaying to return the seized church of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church

March 27, 2017 – It has been more than three months since the representatives of the Kiev Patriarchate ignore the decision of the Superior Agricultural Court of Ukraine, which gave a verdict of eviction. Furthermore, the executive authorities does not allow believers to worship in their rightful place of cult. They are not taking proper action to enforce the court’s decision.

Despite attempts of Kiev Patriarchate members to appeal the court decision, it remained without changes. The Superior Court rejected their appeal last week.

This has led to a registration of a complaint within the Superior Court of Ukraine by the Judicial Department of the Rivne diocese.