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In the state Duma suggested to check future priests for psychiatric disorders

A member of the Duma Committee on state construction and legislation Evgeny Marchenko offers to check future priests on criminal records and mental disorders.

The statement he sent to the Patriarchate in connection with the situation around hieromonk Sergiy (Romanov). The document is available to RIA Novosti.

Abbot Sergius was the center of attention after he began to speak in sermons that COVID-19 — a "pseudopodia" that Russians want to put in the "e-camp of Satan", "the wicked put on the self-isolation", deprived of "freedom and work". The Yekaterinburg diocese deprived him of his right to preach, but the cleric did not listen and continued in sermons to encourage the congregation to take to the streets and protest. Because of that, the ruling Hierarch of Sergius banned in service, Abbot is under the ecclesiastical court. In addition, Romanova opened an administrative case, will consider it on July 7.

The portal 66.ru in mid-June he wrote that the monastery at Sredneuralskaya in the Sverdlovsk region entered around the clock, with the involvement of the Cossacks at the request of chiyoumen. In the diocese of Yekaterinburg, RIA Novosti reported that Romanov, who was the Confessor of the monastery, is actually removed from the management of the legal abode of the abbess, and the nun Barbara (Kariginu). The diocese explained that the abbess left the monastery together with the sisters due to the fact that it did not share the position of chiyoumen Sergius. In the interior Ministry in the Sverdlovsk region, RIA Novosti said that the information about the violation of public order in Sredneuralskaya convent is not true.

The Deputy wrote in the appeal with reference to media reports that June 15 is prohibited in the service Novels barricaded in Sredneuralskaya convent in the Sverdlovsk region. The MP noted that he receives many complaints from the Orthodox community, and, according to the applicants, in Sredneuralskaya convent and hermitages under the control of the Romanov, violated provisions of the Penal code.

According to Marchenko, the applicant has reason to believe that on the territory of the monastery and hermitages may be forcibly held people, including children, searching for relatives.

"The essence of the changes to the legislation would amount to changing the rules of the Labour code of the Russian Federation and other legislative acts, including the clergy to the list of professions with mandatory medical examination for the presence service to prevent mental disorders and providing information about existing or existing criminal record", - the document says.

The Deputy said that would be considered crimes against life and health, freedom, honor and dignity, sexual inviolability and sexual freedom, against family and minors, public health and public morals, the constitutional order and state security, the peace and security of mankind, as well as against public safety.

The MP also proposes the inclusion in the structure of the Synodal institutions of the Russian Orthodox Church Department for internal Affairs of the dioceses - for example, bodies of internal security of MIA of Russia, leading efforts to identify and prosecute "criminals in uniform".