Practical aspects of legal support of activity of religious organizations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church were discussed by the representatives of the diocesan legal Department of the UOC at the meeting in Kiev-Pechersk Lavra 17 December 2018.
With the blessing of his Beatitude Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine Onuphrius, led the event, head of the Legal Department of the UOC Archpriest Oleksandr bakhov, informs a portal “Orthodox life” with reference to Information and education Department of the UOC.
Participants in the meeting, in particular, focused on the problematic issues of the religious communities of the UOC and shared their experience in representation of interests in courts, law enforcement agencies relevant legislative initiatives, contract work, activities carried out by religious organizations of the UOC.
Note of representatives of the diocesan legal departments communicated the decision of the Holy Synod immediately report violations of the rights of the episcopate, clergy, laity and institutions of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the Synodal legal Department. We are talking about the facts of intervention in the conduct of worship, seize the churches, and committing provocations, pressure, threats, etc.