Supporters of the UOC-KP have published “An Open Appeal of the Religious Community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate of Sts. mzz. Faith, Nadezhda, Lyubov and their mother Sophia, the town of Klavdievo-Tarasovo, Borodyansky district of the Kiev region to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epiphanius (Dumenko).
“We, believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate, on August 1, 2021, learned about the visit of your secretary, Archpriest Mikhail Lesyuk, to the town of Klavdiev-Tarasovo, who arrived accompanied by Archpriest Ivan Dziuba and held a meeting with supporters of the OCU on our territory, at the address: street General Nebogatov, 1-B.
We remind you that our religious community refused to go to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and decided to remain a part of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate. But, despite this, thanks to the illegal actions of Archpriest Ivan Dziuba and the state registrar, our religious community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate of Sts. mzz. Vera, Nadezhda, Lyubov and their mother Sophia, the town of Klavdievo-Tarasovo, Borodyansky district, Kiev region, instead of which a religious community, which is part of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, is included in the USR. Currently, these actions are being appealed in courts, ”the appeal says.
As previously reported, the police are investigating forgery of documents in the OCU at the request of the cleric of the UOC-KP.