The Director of the Department for religions and nationalities of Ministry of culture Andriy yurash said in an interview with “Commander in chief” that the state can deprive the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra and Pochayiv Lavra. Reported Information-enlightenment Department of the UOC referring to the “Commander in chief”.
According to him, the lower part of the Kiev-Pechersk and Pochaev Laurel handed over to the Church for 50 years lease. “Laurels in state ownership, the State granted the lease, and the prerogatives of the state authorities decide her fate,” said the official.
According to Andrew Urash if “it will be clear that the transfer of Lavr rent was violations may be grounds for revision of the Treaty”. He added: “This issue is in the competence of the Cabinet of Ministers”.
We will remind, in September the demand to deprive the UOC Laura appeared in the format of the petition on the website of the Cabinet. Also in the address of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra received threats. This was reported by the Deputy Svyato-Uspenska kiyevo-Pechersky monastery the Metropolitan Vyshgorodsky and Chernobyl Paul, and called on the faithful to intensify prayers for the Orthodox shrines of Ukraine.
Previously managing Director of the UOC Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary said that “nationalist groups were instructed on 14 October to carry out provocations in Kyiv-Pechersk and Pochaiv Laurels”. The Lord said that no doubt that believers of the canonical Church are to protect the shrines. Metropolitan Anthony stressed that UOC has no calls for aggression, but merely warns: “People, God forbid, don’t do this step, which can lead to conflict, and conflict is serious.”