In a video message posted on the YouTube channel of his representative, Vsevolod Moguchev, the defrocked schema monk Sergius opposed the autopsy of the girl who died in the monastery he had captured in the Sredneuralsky monastery.
The parents of the deceased child and the doctor also took part in his statement. According to the schema-monk, a 15-year-old girl from Novokuznetsk suffered from brain cancer. According to the forecasts of doctors, including those from the capital, she had no more than a spirit of months to live, but upon arrival at the monastery she lived another seven, being under the supervision of doctors.
Half an hour after her death, he noted, the media, the ombudsman, began calling the monastery.
“We came from the police, from the investigative committee, called an ambulance. In such cases, when all the documents are in order, and they know that the girl died of brain cancer, suddenly both the police and the investigative committee say that they will open the girl, ”Sergiy said in a video message dated August 6.
All the necessary treatment was provided to the child in the monastery, and, according to the doctor who participated in the treatment, the schema monk also underwent chemotherapy and “therapy of despair.” At the same time, as the physician noted, radiation therapy was provided in full, and it was impossible to return to it. The child did not have any serious viral infections.
The doctor expressed bewilderment why the investigators decided to conduct an autopsy on the girl, since, according to him, the pathological report was sufficient.
Schigumen added that the parents have all the necessary documents about the diagnosis of the child and the desire of the investigators to conduct an autopsy will remain on their conscience. According to him, her parents are also against the autopsy of the teenager’s body.
“For what and for whom do you come to me and shake the monastery day and night? .. The future of this girl – to open, not to open – is on your conscience. All the documents are presented to you. Conscience will judge those who will participate in this lawlessness, ”he concluded.
On August 6, it was reported that a 15-year-old girl who suffered from cancer had died in the hospice at the monastery. After that, the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin, instructed to check the information about the death of the teenager. On this fact, the investigation opened a criminal case.
At the end of May, the diocesan authorities refused to serve Romanov, due to the fact that he urged citizens not to comply with the quarantine regime, and called the situation with the coronavirus a pseudo-pandemic.
The next month, Sergius removed the abbess of the Sredneuralsky nunnery in the Sverdlovsk region from management and gathered the Cossacks to guard the territory of the monastery.
In early July, the Yekaterinburg diocese turned to former pupils of the Sredneuralsk nunnery for help in collecting information on cases of violence against children in the monastery. At the same time, Vsevolod Moguchev called the information about violence against minors false.
On July 24, Patriarch Kirill approved the decision of the court of the Yekaterinburg diocese, which on July 3 found Schema-Abbot Sergius guilty of violating the priestly oath and ordered to defrock him.
Later, Vakhtang Kipshidze, deputy head of the Synodal Department for Church Relations with Society and the Media, said that the Russian Orthodox Church would leave the former clergyman an opportunity to repent of his actions.