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According to the preliminary version, the rector of the Moscow Church of St. Theodore the Studite Nikitsky gate, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin died of cardiac arrest. It is reported TASS citing a source in medical circles.
According to the interlocutor of the Agency, the examination will be held in the near future.
On the death of the priest became known earlier on January 26. He was 51 years old. According to witnesses, around 16:30 the Chaplin was sitting on the bench at his temple. Suddenly he became ill, he fell and died.
Chaplin was the first Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and society of the Moscow Patriarchate, included in the Patriarchal Council for culture. The Abbot of the temple at Nikitsky gate was in February 2016, a few months after he left the Synodal Department. Led several programs on television and radio and regularly published in the press and commented on in social networks events — so, in April 2018 Archpriest advised Moscow and St. Petersburg to commune and wait for the missile attack on the cities in the coming days.
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