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Ukraine’s draft church ban: breach of religious freedom?

26 October 2023

10:54 PM

26 October 2023

10:54 PM

The Ukrainian parliament’s cautious nod of approval for bill 8371 banning the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) breaches religious freedom.

Approval was tentatively given to ban the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate over long-held concerns the church was ‘engaged in Pro-Russian/anti-Ukrainian activities’.

However, ending the UOC’s traditional, political, and doctrinal ties with the Pro-Putin Russian Orthodox church seems to only make up part of the deal.

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