In his report at the annual Diocesan meeting of the clergy of the Kiev diocese, his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry drew the attention of the clergy that in the Legal Department they will always render legal advice. Reported Information-enlightenment Department of the UOC.
“Dear bishops, fathers, brothers and sisters. Today some of you are under pressure from government authorities to force to move to a new so-called Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Intimidated your family, benefactors of the temples, at the same time, sounds and tempting offers. An example of such explicit pressure was the recent inspection of the Kiev-Pechersk and Pochaev Laurel, baseless search of farms of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra”, — said the Primate.
He drew the attention of the clergy that resist this action is possible only by joint efforts.
“I draw your attention! If you entrusted parishes or monasteries committed any illegal actions, or you become aware of the intervention of unauthorized persons into the Church life of the community, must immediately report such cases to the Legal Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. You will be able to get advice how to act in such circumstances. Only together, with the total support of each other, fraternal mutual assistance, we will be able to withstand current tests”, — said his Beatitude the Archbishop.