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MOSCOW, February 26. /ITAR-TASS/. Due to provocations towards Orthodox churches and monasteries in Ukraine the Russian Orthodox Church’s Supreme Church Council has urged Orthodox believers to prevent from destroying churches and sparking inter-religious conflicts.
“In recent days we’ve witnessed direct threats to sacred places in Ukraine that are venerated by Orthodox believers all round the world,” the Supreme Church Council said in a statement on Wednesday.
“The well-known Orthodox sacred places – Kiev Pechersk and Pochayiv Lavras were yielded to radicals’ provocations,” the statement says.
“By offering prayers to cease riots we urge to remember that the way to civil peace in Ukraine rules out religious confrontation,” the document says.
“We call on Ukrainian Orthodox Christians to prevent encroachments on sacred places. We thank those who defended churches and convents to prevent them from sacrilege,” the statement says.