In the city of Kamenetz-Podolsky, Khmelnitsky region of Ukraine, an assault began on the Church of Faith, Hope, Love and their mother Sophia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC). This was announced on April 10 by the Union of Orthodox Journalists in Telegram.
“The temple is being stormed by teenagers led by several curators. The police do not intervene,” the statement said.
This is not the first time a temple has been occupied in this locality in recent days.
Thus, the day before, opponents of the UOC made an attempt to seize the cathedral in Kamyanets-Podilskyi. They called for people to come to the cathedral to storm and spread false information about the church. The believers, who defended the temple, tried to hand over subpoenas. Divine services continued inside the cathedral.
At the same time, supporters of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) have been seizing churches in different regions of Ukraine for several months.
The day before, they also seized St. Michael’s Cathedral in Shepetovka, Khmelnytsky region, after the regional council banned the work of the UOC in the region. On the same day, supporters of the OCU tried to seize the UOC church in the village of Lipovets near Kiev.
On April 5, supporters of the OCU seized the Church of St. George the Victorious in Lviv during a service.