Anti-clerical bills No. 4128 and No. 4511 are on the agenda and will be considered by the deputies in the hall tonight. This was the “Today” in the Verkhovna Rada said the head of the BPP Arthur Gerasimov. “No one was removed from the agenda, they stand on today as we get to them, will be considered. This is a sensitive issue, it’s true. But I want to tell you that we are on the faction very seriously discussing it and I think that a more detailed discussion we will have on of the faction on Monday may 22,” said “Today” head of the BPP Arthur Gerasimov.
At the same time in an interview with the “Today” Deputy of the PPB faction Anatoliy Matvienko said that the bills are included in the agenda, be withdrawn can only be the session hall vote. “It does not happen. The decision to accept only session. It’s as if they were included in the agenda to the session their own and removed from the agenda. Or if not accepted, then send them back for revision, again, can only session voting”, – told the “Today” Anatoly Matvienko.
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One of the authors of the draft law No. 4128 Viktor yelenskyi comments, “Today” said that the bills are not removed from consideration, but the agenda they are among the issues on culture and spirituality, which are usually considered at the end. “If we vote today, and if not, it will take,” he said.
The MP Borislav Birch categorically against the adoption of religious laws and generally believes that the subject can not be lifted. “I will not vote because these laws are not exactly glued Ukraine. Moreover, we must not forget that the state is separated from Church and have each time of intervention in the Affairs of the Church just makes it worse. Maybe, after all, will do it another way? If we want to deal with the issues of the Church, so maybe make it so that the Church finally paid taxes? These laws will allow communities to arrange conflicts and strife. We have few problems? I have a feeling that every time when the Ukraine is more or less calms down and starts moving somewhere forward, her legs cling to some new topics: the language question, the national question, and now religious. Religious wars are the most terrible. When they light up, put them no one can” – said the “Today” Borislav Birch.
We will remind, earlier in a comment “Today,” the Deputy head of the faction PPO Alexey Goncharenko said that the draft laws # 4128 and No. 4511 removed from the agenda.
Orthodox believers all over Ukraine protested against the adoption of the anti-Catholic laws No. 4128 and No. 4511 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. In the UOC believe that the bills are contrary to the Constitution and international law in guaranteeing freedom of religion.
So, according to the draft law No. 4128 of any stranger may consider himself a member of a given parish to vote for its transition to another jurisdiction. According to this scheme there have been dozens of seizures of the Ukrainian Orthodox churches. As noted in his report, Metropolitan Onuphrius in the Cathedral, during the so-called voting General meetings for the subordination of the parishes “is a substitution of concepts, and territorial community identify with the religious community.”