Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard
Representatives of the leadership of the SBU in the Vinnytsia region captured Metropolitan of Mogilev-Podolsky and Shargorodsky Agapit (Bevtsik), and forcibly took him to Kiev. This was reported by archpriest Aleksandr Bakhov of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church [Moscow Patriarchate – ed].
According to his information, priest Agapit was taken from the house in the Chernovtsi region where he lived. According to the official narrative — he was taken “for a conversation with the president of Ukraine”.
Earlier the Ukrainian Orthodox Church [Moscow Patriarchate – ed] reported that 56 bishops have already sent back Istanbul’s invitations to attend the “unifying sobor”. In addition, some of the priests initially refused to accept the invitations of Fener.
The journalist Aleksandr Dubinsky reported on his Facebook page that the heads of state administrations are being “herded” by the staff of budgetary institutions to Kiev “in support of Tomos”. At 07:00 on Saturday, December 15th, people “must already be ready to rejoice in Tomos”.
According to the Facebook user Alena Parfenova, who wrote in the group “SOS Batki”, school principals are being sent mandatory programs. Teachers are obliged to come on Saturday, December 15th, to St. Sophia square “to support Tomos”.
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