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Schemamonk Sergius refused to leave Sredneuralskaya convent

Schemamonk Sergius (Nicholas Romanov) has no plans to leave them based Sredneuralskaya convent after revoking his ecclesiastical court, Sana, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the cleric Vsevolod Moguchev.

On Friday, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill has approved the earlier decision of the court of the Yekaterinburg diocese, who was deprived of schemamonk Sergius of dignity. In the diocese of Yekaterinburg, RIA Novosti stated that Sergius must leave the monastery.

ROC I regret about Turkey's decision to change the status of Hagia Sophia

The Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church regrets the deprivation of Hagia Sophia's Museum status and hopes for the efforts of the Turkish authorities on the preservation of the Christian mosaics in this Church, is told in the statement of the Synod, published on the website of the ROC on Friday.

Session of the Holy Synod was held on 16 and 17 July under the chairmanship of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill.

The expert commented on the situation with the capture of the monastery in the Urals

Banned from serving Abbot Sergiy (Romanov) of Sverdlovsk region went to an open confrontation with Church authorities, does not exclude the intervention and law enforcement, said Tuesday RIA Novosti Director of the human rights center of world Russian people's Council, theologian Roman Silant'ev, commenting on reports about the capture of supporters of chiyoumen monastery in the Urals.

Some media earlier wrote that in Sredneuralskaya convent, where he served as Novels, introduced round-the-clock with the involvement of the Cossacks, at the request of chiyoumen. According to the Yekaterinburg diocese, the legitimate superior, the nun Varvara (Krygina), was actually dismissed by the monastery of Romanov, who was the spiritual father of the monastery. Now in the monastery for the services and assistance of the abbess appointed the clergyman of Novo-Tikhvinskiy convent, Archpriest Georgiy Viktorov.