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UOC-MP had tens of millions of hryvnias a year from the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Tkachenko

The state of the historical and cultural objects of the Lavra, which the commission of the Ministry of Culture saw, led even the parishioners of the so-called MP into indignation. The cultural and historical heritage was ruined and used only to enrich the units of church authority. Informs Matrix Freedom.

Kiev-Pechersk Lavra brought significant amounts to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, believes the Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko. He said this in an interview published on April 14.

"I think that the turnover was at least tens of millions of hryvnias [per year]," the minister said. He stressed that the ministry knows many benefactors who have donated funds to the monastery. “[How] they count these donations - I don’t know, they say:“ We rebuilt for you. ”No, dear panship, you didn’t rebuild. Rebuilt by people who donated funds. And we still need to look at what these donations went to - to preserve state property, our cultural and historical heritage, or to buy Mercedes."

Recall that since 2013, 79 structures in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, by order of the Cabinet of Ministers, have been in free use at the monastery of the UOC-MP, part of the Russian Orthodox Church, which officially has the status of "self-governing church with the rights of broad autonomy." On March 30, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted a decision according to which the management of the property of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra was transferred to the state.



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