An Orthodox church in Ukraine seized by unknown people

Summary

On 15 December, a group of 20 unknown people seized a Moscow Patriarchate Orthodox Church in Vinnytsia city (west-central Ukraine).

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The building has been seized by people that support the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church.

Disproof

No evidence given. Ukrainian media published a video about a service held in that church on the 17 December.

Vinnytsia police chief Serhiy Syniavskyi informed that they “sent a special patrol to the church to check things out. Everything was normal as usual". And Stop Fake contacted the caretakers of the Vinnytsia church and were told everything was normal and no one had taken control of the church. "Over the telephone we could hear singing from the mass that was taking place there at the time", mentions Stop Fake.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 130
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: autocephaly, Orthodox Church
  • Outlet: Tass Lenta.ru Utro.ru NTV RT TV Tsargrad
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