A member of the Duma Committee on state construction and legislation Evgeny Marchenko has announced a new priests for criminal records and mental disorders. Corresponding letter he sent to the Patriarchate, RIA Novosti reported.
This initiative, intended Marchenko, should entail legislative changes: the inclusion of Church Ministers in the list of professions that need to undergo the medical examination. In addition, when hiring they will need to provide a certificate of criminal records. The MP noted that have a value will only be serious crimes.
Thus it recommended to establish an internal security system in the Church, like the security system in the Ministry of interior.
The reason for this appeal were the actions of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov), who seized power in Sredneuralskaya convent “sporitelnitsa bread.” Due to the public denial of the coronavirus he was forbidden to conduct a service, but these instructions he disobeyed. The priest has also released a video message in which responded to the accusations in the capture of the monastery and explained that remained at the monastery for nuns, “their children”.
In addition, Serge was convicted of murder, robbery, theft, embezzlement and the death of a man in an accident. The term he received in 1985, working with the police. According to the Orthodox canons, a man with such a past can not become a priest. However, Romanov was ordained.
As Marchenko noted, the behavior of chiyoumen violates the norms of the criminal code. According to the Deputy, the locals believe that the monastery may be forced to keep people, including children.
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