Two Orthodox churches vandalized in Kiev region

June 9, 2015. Vandals have attacked two churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) in the town of Vasilkov outside Kiev, the Ukrainian capital.

The incidents occurred in the early hours. Vandals tried to break the door of the St. Nicholas Church and smashed windows in its alter section, the UOC said on its website.

At the Church in honor of St. Antonius and St. Theodosius of the Caves, the miscreants again smashed windows in the alter section and caused significant damage to a stained-glass window with the image of Christ.

“It is obvious that this is yet another provocation aimed against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church,” Bishop Nikolay of Vasilkov wrote on his Facebook page.

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