Following other regions, Volyn Oblast bans activities of Moscow Patriarchate church

11 April, 05:18 PM
Session hall of the Volyn Regional Council (Photo:Суспільне Луцьк/Suspilne Lutsk)

Session hall of the Volyn Regional Council (Photo:Суспільне Луцьк/Suspilne Lutsk)

The Volyn Regional Council banned the activities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) in the region at an extraordinary session on April 11, according to a report by Ukrainian public broadcaster Suspilne.

The decision was unanimously backed by 54 councilors. They also recommended that the Volyn Regional Council terminate the temple lease agreement with the Zymne Monastery religious organization and relevant contracts with other UOC-MP religious communities.

Currently, there are 523 of them registered in Volyn Oblast.

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Earlier, the activities of the UOC-MP were banned on the territory of Rivne and Khmelnytskyi oblasts.

At the same time, several communities of Khmelnytskyi Oblast and the city of Lviv have already switched from the UOC-MP to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

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