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Ulyanovsk priest was forbidden in service because of membership in the EP

Priest Igor Palmanova dismissed the rector of the Church in the Ulyanovsk village after he learned that he is "United Russia", RIA Novosti press-service of the regotdeleniya party.

Earlier in social networks was published the decree of the head of the Simbirsk Metropolia, Metropolitan of Simbirsk and novospasskogo Joseph, according to which Igor Ashmanov dismissed by the Abbot of the temple in honor of the Christmas in the village of TSIL'ninskaya Arbuzivka district of the Ulyanovsk region. A document Parmenov also displays the state of the Simbirsk diocese with the prohibition from serving for a period of three years "in connection with the membership and performance of official duties in a political party". On the website of Ulyanovsk regotdeleniya "United Russia" stated that Basmanov part of the regional political Council of the party.

He noted that under the Charter of the party "United Russia" the work of a priest, as well as the fact whether or not a person is a believer or not, is not grounds to deny him admission to the party and participation in party life. "I hope that this fact will not disturb the existing good relations of his father, Igor with residents of the district, as it is the respect earned by more than twenty years of Ministry in the Orthodox Church in the village Arbuzivka," - said Gvozdev.

In Simbirsk Archdiocese at the request of RIA Novosti has not yet responded.