Rivne temple which OCU and UOC-KP cannot divide is vandalized

August 19, 2020. On August 16, 2020, the church of the Parish of All Saints in Rivne, earlier seized by the OCU, was found damaged: they tried to pull out the lock in the church, damaged the windows, and torn icons and a signboard. It is reported by “0362.ua”.

The conflict over the church between the OCU and the UOC-KP community has been going on since the summer of 2019, when it was seized by the OCU. The head of the UOC-KP community, Vitaliy Druziuk, said that he would absolve himself of responsibility in the event of a violent confrontation between the Kyiv Patriarchate and the OCU, since the police refused to register his statement on the seizure of the temple and re-registration of the community from the UOC-KP to the OCU.

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