The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) conducted searches at the place of residence of the abbot of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Pavel of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl (Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate)

November 30, 2018. On the morning of November 30, The Ukrainian Security Service began to search through the place of residence of the abbot of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Pavel of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl (Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate) , reports the Security Service site.

“The Ukrainian Security Service is conducting searches at the place of residence of the head of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Pavel according to Art 161/2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine on the violation of the equal rights of citizens due to their race, nationality, or religion,” the Security Service reported.

The Informational and Education Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) reported that the search was taking place in vil. Voronki of the Borispol district, Kiev region. According to the press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), three buses full of Security Service employees arrived at the dependency at 9:00 this morning to carry out the search.

The Security Service seized only one book – “The Ukrainian Orthodox Church: Relations with the State. The Attitude Towards the Conflict in Donbass and to the Church Schism. Questions and Answers”.

Video document from the Security Service site

Sources:

https://spzh.news/en/news/57914-sbu-nachala-obyski-u-nastojatelya-kijevo-pecherskoj-lavry

http://news.church.ua/2018/11/30/namestnik-kievo-pecherskoj-lavry-rasskazal-ob-obyskax-v-xozyajstve-lavry-video/?lang=ru

https://ssu.gov.ua/ua/news/1/category/2/view/5477#.cBjSLwcf.dpbs

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