Monday, September 13, 2010
GREEK-CATHOLIC BISHOPS EXPECT FROM PRESIDENT "AUTHORITATIVE REACTION" TO STATEMENTS OF ODESA EPARCHY OF UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
The Synod of Bishops of the UGCC on 3 September addressed Ukraine's president to express its deep concern over the statement of the representative office of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Odesa of 1 September saying that Greek Catholics in Odesa carry out proselytism and that they may not have their own church or even prayer house there.
The bishops of the UGCC from Ukraine and many countries of Europe, North and South America and Australia noted that they expect "an authoritative reaction" from Viktor Yanukovych to the situation regarding the allotment of land for the construction of a Greek Catholic church in Odesa.
The address of the Synod of the UGCC to the head of state stresses that the mentioned statement of the press service of the Odesa Eparchy of the UOC "contains crying violations of the Constitution of Ukraine and the inter-confessional peace which has been established in Ukraine in the recent years."
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