The MP called SE and SK to check the activities of chiyoumen Sergius in the Urals

State Duma Deputy Evgeny Marchenko urged the Prosecutor General and the Investigative Committee of Russia to check the activities of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) subject to forcible holding of people at the monastery in the Urals, the text of the appeal is at the disposal of 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 in the documents writes, citing media reports that June 15 is prohibited in the service Novels barricaded in Sredneuralskaya convent in the Sverdlovsk region. The MP also 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.

Also, citing media Marchenko said about the criminal past of Romanov. "It should be noted that in 1986 the court recognized Romanova guilty under paragraphs "a", "g", "e" of article 102 of the RSFSR criminal code ("Murder"), part 1, article 144 ("Theft") and parts of 2 articles 146 ("Robbery"), and sentenced to 13 years imprisonment (these data are the main information and analytical centre of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia)", - the statement says Marchenko in GP.

In addition, according to the Deputy, "according to Church canons, these crimes are canonical obstacle to ordination and are not washed off neither by repentance, nor monastic vows".

"However, in the early 2000-ies of Abbot Sergiy (Romanov) was ordained to the priesthood in violation of Church canons," he notes in the appeal to the Prosecutor General.

"Checks should be carried out at the Central office of the Prosecutor General and the UK, as there is a danger that at the local level, the matter will be hushed up. And Romanov has the ability through his connections to influence law-enforcement authorities of the Sverdlovsk region with the aim to avoid responsibility for his crimes... His loud statements is an attempt to hide their crimes and avoid responsibility", - said Marchenko RIA Novosti.

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