Skip to comments.UKRAINE: Pro fighters Donbass systematically raiding Protestant denomination churches
Posted on 06/24/2014 12:22:08 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
Pro fighters Donbass systematically raiding church Protestant denominations, justifying their actions fighting sects, - the news department website ngnews.org citing Іnvictory on.
So, June 19, 2014 armed activists "the People's Republic of Donetsk" seized the building of the church "Word of Life" in Torez Donetsk region of Ukraine, which is a union of Protestant Churches of Ukraine (DNC). "Armed men with chevrons" Cossack Guards "broke into the rear of the church, was ordered to remove the furniture and get out on the grounds that all that these churches and sects believe they will destroy them," - said in a Facebook Donetsk pastor Sergey jamb.
Sergei Jamb - the pastor of one of the Protestant churches of Donetsk. Himself was taken prisoner by the rebels, "the People's Republic of Donetsk", where he was abused. Who helps free people who are trapped in the dungeons of the Donetsk Regional State Administration and Security Service, is seeking funds for the victims.
According to him, people who were in the building of the "Word of Life" in Tores, threatened with execution if they are around this incident will make a fuss. "This is the sixth case in the Donetsk region's unlawful invasion and seizure of church buildings. With the rise of armed tension growing religious intolerance, "- says the minister.
Later Pastor Sergey Cant deleted message at church about the capture. "Friends, I deleted the status about the capture of another church as victims fear for their lives. I think the information will appear later in the internet, or victims themselves give comments .... Excuse me, "- he explained.
Recently militants "Vostok" battalion, who fights on the side of the separatists seized a Christian rehabilitation center "Evening Light" and captured were there about 30 people. Later, they were released.
Recall that according to the constitution, "the People's Republic of Donetsk", "leading and dominant faith" in the region recognized faith "professed by the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)."
Earlier on barriers to service by militants claimed Donbass clergy Kyiv Patriarchate, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic and Roman Catholic Churches.
A Christian Kaliphate????
No doubt this is a somewhat garbled translation from Ukrainian or Russian. If I can find the subejct and the verb, it seems to indicate the militants previously barred services of the Kiev Patriarchate (Ukrainian Orthodox), the Ukrainian Greek Catholics and the Roman Catholics.
Yes, I agree with your understanding.