December 15, 2018  |  Updated December 20, 2018

Fake: Vinnytsia Moscow Patriarchate Orthodox Church Seized

By StopFake

One hour after the Ukrainian Orthodox Synod unifying Ukrainian Orthodox Churches began in Kyiv on December 15, Russian media launched a wave of fake news stories. Citing its own anonymous sources the Union of Orthodox Journalists reported that the Orthodox Church in Vinnytsia subordinated to the Moscow Patriarchate had been seized by some 20 young men. “They took all the keys to the church and told everyone in the church to leave,” reads the fake story on the Union of Orthodox Journalists website.

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