Moscow Patriarchate banned in Zakarpattia

Moscow Patriarchate banned in Zakarpattia

The activities of religious organizations associated with the Russian Federation have been banned in Zakarpattia region.

That's according to the Zakarpattia Regional Council on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.

As reported, the corresponding decision "On ensuring the strengthening of national security in the field of activities of public and religious organizations in Zakarpattia region" has just been supported by the deputies of the regional council.

"The decision, in particular, states: "To prohibit the activities in the territory of Zakarpattia region of religious, church, public and other organizations that cooperate or are associated with the aggressor country, the Russian Federation," the statement reads.

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As noted, in addition to the ban, the deputies add recommendations to law enforcement agencies to ensure a quick and effective response to the detection of facts of anti-Ukrainian propaganda by representatives of religious, public and other organizations.

According to Ukrinform, the majority of churches in Zakarpattia belong to the UOC MP - 623 churches in the communities of the region. Since February 24, 2022, none of the 623 churches of the UOC MP in Zakarpattia has applied to the regional administration to transfer to the OCU.

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