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Thu Jun 18, 2020, 08:40 PM

Coronavirus: Covid-denying priest Father Sergei Romanov seizes Russian monastery

Source: BBC

Coronavirus: Covid-denying priest Father Sergei Romanov seizes Russian monastery

18 June 2020

An ultraconservative Russian priest who denies coronavirus exists has taken over a women's monastery by force.

Father Sergei Romanov entered the Sredneuralsk convent outside the city of Yekaterinburg on Tuesday.

The mother superior and several nuns have left and armed guards are patrolling the site.

Father Sergei has stated church authorities "will have to storm the monastery" if they want him to leave.

Police visited the site on Wednesday but made no arrests.

The controversial cleric was barred from preaching in April and then stripped of the right to wear a cross in May after he encouraged the faithful to disobey public health orders.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53091295


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Reply Coronavirus: Covid-denying priest Father Sergei Romanov seizes Russian monastery (Original post)
Eugene Jun 18 OP
Eliot Rosewater Jun 18 #1
blm Jun 18 #2
OAITW r.2.0 Jun 18 #3
regnaD kciN Jun 18 #6
soothsayer Jun 18 #7
dhill926 Jun 18 #4
Warpy Jun 18 #5
keithbvadu2 Jun 19 #8
Iggo Jun 21 #9

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 08:41 PM

1. GOP will give him sainthood.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 08:49 PM

2. This is nuts.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 08:51 PM

3. Orthadox religion in Russia, Putin style.

Falwell wants the USA Religion franchise....

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:32 PM

6. Except that even the Orthodox Church there is disciplining him...

(BTW, there's no such thing as the "Orthadox." )

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:13 PM

7. Putin, Rasputin

Whatevs

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 09:02 PM

4. well...storm the monastery...

and kick his fucking ass out then....

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 09:32 PM

5. He's totally bonkers even by their religious standards

My guess is that they're going to leave him there and hope he gets tired of sniffing all the nuns' underwear at some point and leaves. Or runs out of food. Or something.

It looks bad to wreck a nunnery and kill a priest, even a mad one, so they'll probably wait him out.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:43 AM

8. Takes over religious property by force.

Takes over religious property by force.

He learned from Trump.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 01:31 PM

9. Aw, look at him.

Nega-Rasputin.

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