Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    In Lviv, man fined for mocking OCU, inciting religious enmity

    The Lychakivsky Court of Lviv fined UAH 5,100 a local resident who ridiculed the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and its clergy on social media.

    This is stated in the Unified State Register of Court Decisions, Vysokyi Zamok reports.

    The man was accused of inciting religious enmity and hatred, as well as insulting the religious feelings of citizens.

    The culprit wrote on social media that the OCU is an alleged “religious and political chimera”, whose  “cynical clergy do not need the Gospel.”

    The man also tried to convince his audience that the OCU has a “deplorable” number of parishes and parishioners, recruiting “runaway perverts” into its ranks.

    The attacker “recommended” that the priests of this denomination “change their church robes to fit the Nazi style to please the United States.”

    It should be recalled that in Kirovohrad region, a 19th-century church, earlier transferred to the OCU, burned down. Also, in Vinnytsia, the court “banned” the religious community of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) at the request of the UOC (MP).