Unknown persons set a house of Greek Catholic priest on fire

Monday, 26 July 2010, 21:43
On July 14 in the village Postolivka of the Buchach Eparchy, at around 10 a.m., unknown people set fire to the house of a local priest, Fr. Mikhail Pylypiv, by throwing a bottle that was on fire in the window. Fortunately, the wife of the priest put out the fire in time, though she got burns and deep cuts from the broken glass. She is currently in the hospital.
On July 14 in the village Postolivka of the Buchach Eparchy, at around 10 a.m., unknown people set fire to the house of a local priest, Fr. Mikhail Pylypiv, by throwing a bottle that was on fire in the window. Fortunately, the wife of the priest put out the fire in time, though she got burns and deep cuts from the broken glass. She is currently in the hospital. Fr. Mikhail did not have enemies among the local residents. Recently he had been engaged in preparing documents for the acquisition of a land plot in the village Rashtivtsi under the Spiritual Center of the Buchach Eparchy. But the priest encountered strong opposition, which was openly expressed by “Ridnoviry,” who live nearby. Fr. Mikhail repeatedly heard threats of physical violence from them. The question who could order or carry out these criminal acts, which put under threat not only the health but also the life of the family members of Fr. Mikhail, will be answered by the law enforcement authorities who are currently investigating the act of arson. buchacheparchy.org.ua/component/content/article/1-novyny/375-nevidomi-pidpalyly-budynok-greko-katolyckogo-svjashchenyka.html
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