Metropolitan Drabynko called on the authorities to ban the ROC in Ukraine in response to the demolition of the church of the Orthodox Church in Crimea

27 July, 12:52
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Metropolitan Drabynko called on the authorities to ban the ROC in Ukraine in response to the demolition of the church of the Orthodox Church in Crimea - фото 1
Metropolitan Oleksandr (Drabynko) of Pereyaslav and Vishneve of the OCU called on the authorities to ban the activities of the ROC in Ukraine.

The Metropolitan wrote about this on his Facebook page.

This is how the Metropolitan of the OCU responded to the decision of the Crimean court, which ordered Archbishop Klyment of the Crimean Diocese of the OCU to demolish the church in Yalta in five days.

Metropolitan Drabynko emphasizes that "the state leadership should immediately give an adequate response to this spiritual terrorism". If the temple of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is demolished, the Ukrainian authorities should prohibit the activities of the ROC in Ukraine, as an accomplice of international terrorism.

“I believe that state leadership should immediately give an adequate response to this ‘spiritual’ terrorism. If the declared threats are implemented – the activities of the ROC in Ukraine as an accomplice of international terrorism should be banned. A myriad of church buildings of the UOC, which is under the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate, have been built in violation of the relevant legislation. The rules for the use of premises under the lease are extensively violated. An infinite number of violations during commissioning and fire safety rules,” the Metropolitan noted.

As RISU has previously reported, on July 23, Russian bailiffs handed over to Archbishop Klyment (Crimean Diocese of the OCU) an order to demolish the temple in Yevpatoria, which is in annexed Crimea.