The World Congress of Ukrainians condemned threats of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine towards the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church for the activities of its clergy in EuroMaidan in Kyiv. “The World Congress of Ukrainians calls on the authorities of Ukraine to immediately withdraw baseless accusations towards the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, whose priests, along with other members of EuroMaidan in Kyiv pray and support people in their desire to live in a state of law, "- the President of the Ukrainian World Congress Eugen Choliy said. As reported, in a letter issued on January 13, the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine called the religious activities of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic priests on Kyiv’s Independence Square in support of antigovernment protesters since December "a violation of Ukrainian legislation regarding the freedom of conscience and religious meetings," which could lead to "the cancellation of the church's activities" and criminal charges.

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