UN blocks the eviction of canonical Ukrainian community from its church

Source: Union of Orthodox Journalists

November 25, 2019


The request to the UN was initiated by the human rights organization NGO Public Advocacy on behalf of Archbishop Seraphim of Ivano-Frankovsk and Kolomyia.

The UN Human Rights Committee obliged Ukraine not to evict the UOC community from the building in Ivano-Frankovsk which belongs to the community, reports the human rights organization NGO Public Advocacy, which had initiated the request on behalf of the ruling bishop of Ivano-Frankovsk and Kolomyia Eparchy, Seraphim. The bishop is also the head of the UOC church community, which holds services on the premises of the Transfiguration church.

The consideration of the Request of human rights defenders about the violation of the rights of the UOC religious community was examined by the UN Committee in accordance with the additional protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

... Read the rest at Union of Orthodox Journalists.

Yaroslav Nivkin


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