The state may transfer the Pochayiv monastery to another denomination — employee Kremenecko-Pochaiv Museum


The structures of the state claim that does not turn the Pochayiv monastery to the Museum, however, want to provide facilities of the monastery who are lawfully present in the use of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church — the so-called “one national Church”, which aim to create. Reported Information-enlightenment Department of the UOC with reference to TSN.

“They (the brethren of the monastery – ed.) is currently valid, has not cancelled the contract on gratuitous right of use (Lavra – ed.)”, — said the lawyer Kremenecko-Pochayiv state historic and architectural reserve Igor derevinskyy.

However, according to him, if the so-called “one national Church” and claim rights on the use of the Pochaev monastery, “the state will not deny”. That is what comes out of his words, the government can provide a so-called “single local Church” the right to use the buildings of the Pochayiv Lavra.

“May be transferred to the property is not only a religious organization, and several, between which a contract for the gratuitous use each separately”, — said the representative of the reserve.

In Kremenecko-Pochaev reserve also said that allegedly “will not turn Lavra into a Museum”, but stressed that “the reserve will carry out legal and technical control”.

Earlier in the monastery said it was ready to defend its right in court against the Desk and against the abolition of the Ministry of justice the right of use of the Pochaev monastery.

Also yesterday the Governor of the Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra, Metropolitan Vladimir of Pochaev Lavra and the brethren said that now in the abode in peace, the monks live according to a set order, and attempts to capture the monastery did not happen. And at the same time the brethren of the Lavra notes in circulation to the authorities calling for the cessation of pressure on the UOC and incitement to religious hatred, that “there is every reason to believe that the government intend to take Pochaev Lavra of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to continue to pass it on to the schismatics”.

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