Supporters of the autocephaly attacked the residence of the Bishop of the diocese of Krivoy Rog

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In the city of Krivoy Rog, dozens of supporters of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church attacked the residence of the Metropolitan of Krivoy Rog and Nikopol Ephraim. He is faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, passed Вести.Ru with reference to RIA Novosti.

The attackers tried to break into the residence of the ruling Bishop, tried to break open doors and gates, shouting insults at the Metropolitan. They brought placards with slogans in support of autocephaly, which are then hung on the fence and the gate. Representatives of the national guard calmly watched what was happening and did not stop the attackers, although they called inciting religious hatred.

It is known that one of the rioters had a member of the “Right sector” (banned in Russia). He said he is not religious, but in favor of the idea of creating “one local Autocephalous Church.” Another participant stated that he was “in the know” when it campaigned “for free Ukraine”. Third, the protesters wanted the Metropolitan refused the positions it adopted.

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