In Ptichya village of Dubno district, Rovno region, dissenters are trying to seize a temple of the UOC. According to the UOJ source, a police squad has been called to the place.
On January 2, nearly 8 p.m., adherents of the Kiev Patriarchate got together in a church house on the pretext of having a choir rehearsal. According to the UOC believers, who keep guarding the church door in Ptichya village, the light suddenly disappeared in the churchyard. Then about 20 men in balaclavas began to push their way towards the side-door of the church, wedging away and beating those on duty.
The schismatics had an angle grinder, and they intended to cut off the locks. Yet the UOC believers, who had been told about the church storm and who immediately arrived at the church, precluded the temple takeover by the KP members.
So far the police have been informed about the clash in Ptichya. Law enforcers assured they would try to sort out the situation. However, the encounter is still on.
The UOC faithful ask all not indifferent people to pray for them.
The UOJ follows the events.
According to the UOJ outlets, the UOC believers have been able to defend their church. Adherents of the Kiev Patriarchate are gradually leaving the place, yet the UOC parishioners have stayed for an all-night vigil.