Ukraine reclaims Kyiv cathedral amid church dispute


              FILE - A cross of the Pechersk Lavra monastic complex is seen against background of the Ukrainian national flag and the Motherland Monument in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Nov. 22, 2022. Ukrainian Minister of Culture Oleksandr Tkachenko said Thursday Jan. 5. 2023 that the Dormition Cathedral and the Refectory Church of the nearly 1,000-year-old Pechersk Lavra in the Ukrainian capital have been taken over by the state after the lease of them held by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church expired on Dec. 31. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
            
              FILE - A bird flies over the sky near the 1000-year old Orthodox Pechersk Lavra monastic complex (Monastery of Caves) in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Jan. 15, 2021. Ukrainian Minister of Culture Oleksandr Tkachenko said Thursday Jan. 5. 2023 that the Dormition Cathedral and the Refectory Church of the nearly 1,000-year-old Pechersk Lavra in the Ukrainian capital have been taken over by the state after the lease of them held by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church expired on Dec. 31. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
            
              FILE - A monk and a woman walk inside the Pechersk Lavra monastic complex in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Dec. 1, 2022. Ukrainian Minister of Culture Oleksandr Tkachenko said Thursday Jan. 5. 2023 that the Dormition Cathedral and the Refectory Church of the nearly 1,000-year-old Pechersk Lavra in the Ukrainian capital have been taken over by the state after the lease of them held by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church expired on Dec. 31. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
            FILE - Ukraine's secret service inspect the Assumption Cathedral in the Pechersk Lavra monastic complex in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Nov. 22, 2022. Ukrainian Minister of Culture Oleksandr Tkachenko said Thursday Jan. 5. 2023 that the Dormition Cathedral and the Refectory Church of the nearly 1,000-year-old Pechersk Lavra in the Ukrainian capital have been taken over by the state after the lease of them held by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church expired on Dec. 31. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
Ukraine reclaims Kyiv cathedral amid church dispute