Kiev, December 14, Interfax - Members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate are praying for the authorities' non-interference in the affairs of the church in front of the Verkhovnaya Rada.
About 500 people have gathered near the cross in Mariinsky Park in front of the parliament building. Their number is gradually increasing.
The event is peaceful, and believers and clergy are reading prayers. The police are guarding the territory.
The unification assembly for the creation of a new Ukrainian church is scheduled for December 15. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate will not participate.