The Izmailovsky court in Moscow has found former schema abbot Sergius (Nikolai Romanov) guilty under three articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, reports TASS. & nbsp;
In particular, he was found guilty of arbitrariness, violation of the right to liberty & nbsp; and incitement to suicide.
The court ruled that the ex-abbot of the scheme illegally performed religious rites, prevented representatives of the Ekaterinburg diocese from entering the territory of the monastery and incited two or more people to commit suicide by posting a video on the internet under the guise of the religious ideology of Christianity.
It is added that the accused will be sentenced in the last part of reading the verdict. Previously, the prosecutor had asked the Izmailovsky court to sentence the accused to four years in a colony of the general regime. In turn, Romanov himself does not admit his guilt.
The former confessor of Sredneuralsky Convent was defrocked in the summer of 2020 for violating the priestly oath. In September of the same year he was excommunicated, and at the end of December & nbsp; has been arrested.