As journalists learned from the online broadcast, the judge stated: “found guilty, and sentenced him to a fine of 18 thousand rubles”.

the schema-monk at the court hearing came. But his lawyer Svetlana Gerasimova said that the verdict will be appealed.

According to the court, during a sermon in Sredneuralskaya convent of Sergius made statements with signs of excitation of enmity, hatred, hatred and humiliation of human dignity. Also, the schema-monk demanded the eviction of those who advocated the observance of the regime of self-isolation during a pandemic coronavirus. All these words are recorded on video and spread widely on the Internet and the media.

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co-founder and chaplain of Sredneuralskaya convent was suspended from preaching April 27, after the appearance of the video, where he urged people to take to the streets and visit the temples, despite the isolation, called the situation with coronavirus “pseudopodia”. After a month, do not observe sanitary rules the priest was banned in the Ministry. On July 3, the ecclesiastical court of the Yekaterinburg diocese stripped him of his dignity for the violation of priestly vows. The sentence must be approved by the Patriarch.

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Jennifer Alvarez is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.