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Kiev orders closure of Christian churches

Ukrainian Orthodox Church news.
Pechersk Lavra cave monastery, Kiev.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church property is being seized over “ties to Moscow”.

Kiev Mayor Vitaly Klitschko on Friday ordered the closure of 74 churches belonging to the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), citing its alleged “direct ties” to the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Klitschko’s decree is similar to that used to seize the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, or Monastery of the Caves, which Ukrainian police stormed last month. The world-famous holy site, which is nearly 1,000 years old, was handed over to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, a rival organization set up by the government in 2018.

The Lavra is technically state property but the church administered it under a 2013 agreement, which Kiev declared null and void earlier this year, claiming that the UOC violated it by having ties to “enemy nation” Russia. Ukrainian courts rejected the UOC’s appeals.

The newly sequestered sites may be handed over to the OCU or the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, which is in communion with Rome, or could even be demolished as “illegal objects” given the government’s annulment of lease and use contracts.

Back in March, President Vladimir Zelensky called the seizure of the Lavra “a move to strengthen our spiritual independence” and accused the UOC of being a tool of Russia. A third of Ukraine’s regions have outrightly banned the UOC so far.

Moscow has accused Kiev of persecuting the canonical Orthodox church and Washington for tacitly approving Ukraine’s actions. The US State Department, which produces an annual “religious freedom” report, has never commented on Kiev’s campaign against the UOC. The reports published so far contain references only to meetings with representatives of the government-backed OCU.

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  1. Nazi state. Pull U.S. funding and let peace talks begin. NATO has been plugging for war and punching the bear in the nose. Let them slug it out with out Uncle Sam bucks. Russia is not going to take over Europe and there is not even discredited intel to suggest otherwise.

  2. Read the book ‘Stasi in the Pews’…
    The Zionist-led Bolsheviks (98% J3wi$h…as confirmed by Aleksander Solzhenytsyn) kept a handful of Russian Orthodox Churches open for the purpose of closely monitoring the sect, and to gather and pass intelligence information.
    The Catholic Church was a key player in ‘Operation Paperclip’.
    In the U.S., the ‘churches’ are monitored by government spies. IF a ‘Pastor’, ‘Reverend’, etc. speaks out against the government, or links eschaetology to the U.S. Government, they lose their IRS tax exemption and are then charged with …(wait for it….) HATE SPEECH!!!!!!!!!
    The ‘Churches’ have been corrupt institutions for eeons, going hand-in-hand with government, and military as a methodology of the Luciferian Doctrine maintaining control over the masses. (Govern = control. Ment = mental, or MIND CONTROL as documented with Majestic 12…!) The ‘Churches’ working hand in hand with Government, have been responsible for genocides, persecutions, pogroms, and the inquisitions.
    That is why ‘Church’ and ‘State’ were separated in the U.S. Constitution, but other methodologies of infiltrations have snaked their way in, like the anti-christ Pope of Rome.
    Vicarius Filii Dei (Eng. translation; Vicar to the Son of God, or ‘Anti’) = 666 in numerical interpretive analysis, based on the numerical value of each Roman numeral.
    Tu Est Otra Christus; (Eng. Translation; ‘You are another Christ)- the oath that the Popes take.
    Russian and Ukrainian Orthodoxy are actually the Cat-Holic Church (see ‘Illuminati Congo’ re; Cat Worship) without the Pope, and are run by the ‘Metropolitans’ (see the 1966 Star Trek TOS; ‘We are the Metrons’…when Kirk fights the Reptilian G.O.R.N.). (Godly Orthodox Religious Necromancy)
    Lots of ‘Reptiles’ in the churches, governments and militaries of the world.
    As Christ once stated ; “Come out of her my people, and be ye not partakers of her sins!”
    And, the U.N. is a Den of Thieves located in the ‘Empire State’ of New York, hence being ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, and each Freemason has a ‘spirit guide’ known as a ‘Yoda’…as ‘Yodah and Judah’ are the Ying and Yang of constant, endless wars that never end!
    Luke (Luke from the Bible) Skywalker (see the demons of Skywalker Ranch in the western U.S.) maintains the Jedi (Judah) ‘Force’ of ‘good’ via the false Illuminati ‘Light’, (enlightened via the concepts of on-screen Freemasonry) and his ‘Father’ (Darth(ius) Vader (Bleeder) works on the ‘Dark Side of the Force’ or in other words, the ones that Illuminism, Freemasonry and Luciferianism considers to be ‘in the dark’, ‘profane’ and ‘unenlightened’. Note also Darth’s German Stahlhelm helmet, and pyramid-shaped microphone, exhaust, etc.
    What a line-up of reptiles we have to vote for in the Masonic Mainstream Media, ALL OF WHOM I WILL BE IGNORING!
    My vote- NZ Loyal Party!
    Let the current WEF / WHO / NWO political reptiles shed their deceptive lies and false-image skins elsewhere!!

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