Friday, June 18, 2010

Orthodox Church Burns Down in Ukraine; Was Independent Church under Kiev Patriarchate

St. Jure Orthodox Church of the self-proclaimed Kiev Patriarchate has burned down in the village of Beregomet of the Ukrainian Chernovtsy Region, the Interfax-Religion website reports today (June 18, 2010).

The fire emerged on the evening of June 18. It demolished the church building and material values in it, the Emergency Ministry press service reported.

It took about two hours to extinguish the fire. There were no victims or injured.

The reason of the fire is being investigated. The wooden church was built in 1894.

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