A Ukrainian village church has had its doors locked for the last two years because of a community dispute over the right to worship there.
CHR Comment: A helpful video illustrating and explaining the long standing divide in Ukrainian Orthodoxy due to ties and tension with Russia.
Source: The Ukrainian church no one is allowed to enter – BBC News
The Ukrainian president has called on an Orthodox Christian leader to recognize the independence of his country’s splinter church.
CHR Comment: The article refers to the divide in the Ukraine, which centers around Russian presence and involvement in the former Soviet Republic of Ukraine. The church divide dates to 1997.
Source: Ukraine’s president calls for recognition of splinter church – The Washington Post