Ukrainian Security Service searches home of another UOC hierarch

Kropivnitsky, Kirovograd Province, Ukraine, October 31, 2022

Photo: Telegram Photo: Telegram The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) searched the home of another hierarch of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church last week.

On Wednesday, October 26, SBU officers scoured the home of His Eminence Metropolitan Joasaph of Kirovograd and Novomirgorod, who is suspected of harboring pro-Russian sympathies, reports the Ukrainian outlet Grechka.

The home of His Eminence Metropolitan John of Tulchin was also searched earlier this month, and the Holy Dormition-Pochaev Lavra was searched last week.

“This is a secret investigation, so we can’t comment on these events,” a representative of the Kirovograd Diocese told Grechka.

The SBU also declined to comment. “We’re trying to avoid tension in society,” a representative said.

In August, Met. Joasaph was accused of having congratulated His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on his name’s day in May, though the press service of the Kirovograd Diocese said this was fake news.

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According to activist Andriy Lavrus, among the incriminating items found in the Metropolitan’s residence were the orange and black St. George ribbon, books about the Ukrainian schism, and a book by Patriarch Kirill.

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Michael11/1/2022 12:35 am
Ah, yes, in "free and democratic" Ukraine, dangerous incriminating evidence consists of... books. They found books.
Alex11/1/2022 12:22 am
The neo-Nazis of Ukraine are at it again!
Benjamin10/31/2022 10:44 pm
This is the type of thing "democratic Ukraine" is doing these days. I guess we were misinformed in school. "Democracy" isn't the will of the people via voting, free expression, and tolerance. Its gay pride parades, mutilating childrens' genitals, hating men, hating Russians, opposing Christianity, and arresting people for thought crimes-- real or imagined. The rainbow flag is the de-facto official flag of the "rules-based international order". The rules being: do what globalists in Washington and Brussels say, or else!
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