In Ufa diocese commented on the ban of a priest in the service of
The Ufa diocese has nothing to do with the conflict of the inhabitants of one of the buildings of Ufa with developers and blessed their procession under restrictions because of the isolation, reported RIA Novosti in the diocese asked to comment on the situation with the temporary ban in the Ministry of the cleric of the resurrection Cathedral.
Earlier, the Metropolitan of Ufa and Sterlitamak Nikon got suspended for a week from the service of the priest, blessed the multi-storey building, the corresponding decree was published on the website of the diocese. Thus in the local media published information that the residents of Ufa, struggling with a developer who plans to build a 34-storey building in their yard on the street Shota Rustaveli, invited the priest to bless their house, and then staged a procession, despite the restrictive measures because of a pandemic.
"The priest, who was invited to consecrate a private house, having arrived, he saw before him the high-rise building and the people gathered. He did not bother to call the diocese to report the situation and asked what he should do," - said the press service of the Ufa diocese.
According to the representative of the Church organization in Bashkiria at the time was not cancelled the decree of the President on the easing of anti-epidemic measures during a pandemic coronavirus. At the same time was the order of the head of the Archdiocese with detailed recommendations for clergy in the context of the pandemic.
"Despite these circumstances, the priest consecrated what is unknown - as is sanctified or the Foundation of a new house, or private house inside, or apartment. After that he left and the residents went home with a cross in procession through the city, although the priest this course is not blessed and he did not participate. But to create a precedent, that the diocese has any relevance to this action," - said the Agency interlocutor.
He stressed that "this sanctification was planned in advance and residents of the house was a hoax", and perfect them in order to "strengthen their ambitions in their conflict with the builders who intend to build apartment buildings next to their house." Thus, the organizers tried to "draw the Church, knowing that it will not go unnoticed by various media."
"Thus, the diocese explains that she does not have this conflict irrelevant, and the priest punished temporarily for violation of the orders of the head of the Archdiocese about the actions of the clergy in the context of a pandemic and the failure of the regulations sanaperheita", - concluded in the diocese.