Representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate are due to leave the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra on March 29. This was stated by Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, in an interview with Radio NV on March 28.
He stressed that all state laws must be observed and that the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra is a state-owned museum. Therefore, all issues relating to this museum complex should be decided by the state and not by individuals.
Danilov stressed that there will be no violence and the museum complex will continue its work. However, all church issues will be resolved in accordance with the laws of Ukraine.
“Will the churches function? Yes, they will. Will there be services there? Yes, they will. But according to the laws of Ukraine, and not with these man-made formations that are outside the law.
In the end, if everything that happens in the world is the hand of God, then the fact that the deputy of the UOC leaves the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra on March 29 is also a manifestation of the will of God” , did he declare.
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