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Church of Kyiv Patriarchate attacked in Crimea

02 Jun 2014 5:54 PM | Anonymous
A group of criminals identifying themselves as "Russian Orthodox Cossacks" this morning barged into a local church of the Kyiv Patriarchate in Crimea in village Perevalne during Sunday Divine Liturgy and beat members of the faithful, including a pregnant woman and a young girl with cerebal palsy, and then attacked the car of the parish priest. The gang members said they were seizing the building for the Moscow Patriarchate. Police came after three hours and stood on a side of the attackers saying that Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate is anti-Russian (Crimea was annexed by Russian Federation in the beginning of March).    RISU. Read More 
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