In the Lviv region Roman Catholics want to reclaim the temple, which now belongs to the Greek Catholics and other confessions. This was announced by the Archbishop-Metropolitan of Lviv, head of the Conference of bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, reports UKRINFORM.
“Once upon a time the Soviet government took from Greek Catholics, their churches, giving to the Orthodox or simply by establishing the shrines, warehouses and clubs. Now the UGCC has appropriated our temples and we are forced to build new,” – he explained.
Mieczyslaw mokrzycki said that the owners of Roman Catholic churches were not only Greek-Catholics, but Orthodox, and even Protestants. In Lviv these temples 23.
The Archbishop noted that the cathedrals of the Roman Catholic Church are not Polish – they are not national and religious affiliation, and among the laity, people of different nationalities.
15 September, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate said that the Simferopol (Crimean), the diocese came under the direct control of the Russian Orthodox Church and remains under the jurisdiction of Kiev.