Parubiy signs law to rename Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate

Parubiy signs law to rename Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate

Ukrinform
Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy has signed the law obliging the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) to indicate in its title that it is subordinate to Russia.

He announced this while opening an evening meeting of the Ukrainian parliament on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent said.

On December 10, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law introducing amendments to the law of Ukraine "On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations" regarding the names of religious organizations (associations) that are part of a religious organization (association), the management center of which is located outside Ukraine, in the state that was recognized by law as the one that carried out military aggression against Ukraine and/or temporarily occupied part of the territory of Ukraine.

The law obliges UOC-MP to state in its title that it is subordinate to Russia.


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