In Zhytomyr region were searched from the priests

В Житомирской области прошли обыски у священников

The searches were carried out SBU

Militiamen brought against the clergy a case of inciting religious hatred.

In several dioceses of the Zhytomyr region were searched. About it reports regional management of national police on Monday, 3 December.

It is noted that all in all there were eight searches. They were the employees of national police and security service in the framework of the criminal case under article about violation of equality of citizens depending on race, nationality, religious beliefs, inciting inter-religious hatred (part 2 of article 161 of the criminal code of Ukraine).

Searches prohodili in Zhitomir, Korosten’, Ovruch, and also in Kiev.

In turn, the Interfax-Ukraine said that the searches took place at the clergy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, citing a source.

According to the source Agency, searches of the priests are held not only in Zhytomyr region.

Recall, November 30, 2018, the SBU carried out searches at the residence of the Governor of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan of the UOC MP Paul in the case of inciting religious hatred (article 161 of the criminal code of Ukraine).

The Metropolitan Paul said about the political pressure on him by the searches he owns the house and the farm of the monastery. He also linked the searches with the future granting of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

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