Ukraine’s security service raids Orthodox monastery

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      Ukraine’s domestic security agency, the SBU, has launched a raid targeting the country’s main Orthodox Christian monastery, the Kiev Pechersk Lavra.

      Earlier this month, it launched a criminal probe into alleged pro-Russia activities at the church property, which has been the focus of a long-running custodianship dispute.

      A statement released by the SBU on Tuesday morning said an interagency raid was being conducted to prevent “subversive activities of Russian special services”. The goal was to “prevent the use of the Lavra as a cell of ‘Russian world’”, and to check claims that the monastery was being used to hide “teams of saboteurs, foreign citizens, weapons, etc.”

      Kiev Pechersk Lavra traces its origins to the 11th century and is considered the most prominent Christian site in Ukraine, as well as a treasured piece of national heritage. The part of it held by religious authorities is being contested by rival churches.

      https://www.rt.com/russia/566982-sbu-ukraine-monastery-raid/

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      where the relics of the saints lie.

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