Orthodox church desecrated in Kiev

Natalya Mihailova | 05 February 2016
Moscow, February 4, Interfax - Unidentified criminals desecrated and robbed the Church of St. Xenia of Petersburg in Kiev.

The criminals penetrated into the church through the window, they threw the Holy Gifts from the tabernacle down to the floor as well as the church vessels kept on the altar, took donations and things, press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reports.

The investigation is underway, the suspects are being searched for.

It is the second case of robbery in the Church of St. Xenia for the last half a year. Besides, unidentified malefactors tried to set on fire the Kiev Church of St. Peter Mogila.

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