2006-06-05 12:43:00

Greek Catholics attempt to seize an Orthodox church in the Lvov diocese

Moscow, June 5, Interfax - On Sunday, the Greek Catholics attempted to seize the John the Baptist church in the village of Shandrovets, Lvov region. The church belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox church (Moscow Patriarchate), a source in the Lvov diocesan administration told an Interfax correspondent on Monday.

The parishioners managed to defend their church. The diocesan authorities think, however, that representatives of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic church will continue their encroachments.