2019-05-24 19:10:00

Hegumen arrested after stabbing, injuring monk at Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius

Moscow, May 24, Interfax - A hegumen who injured a hierodeacon has been arrested for two months, according to the Vesti.ru news website.

"The court arrested 60-year-old Hegumen Sevastian [Zapolnov] who stabbed Hierodeacon Polikarp [Sidorov] in a cell at the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. The priest has been placed in pre-trial detention," the website said on Friday.

The attack took place on the grounds of the monastery last Wednesday evening. Patriarch Kirill defrocked the aggressive priest.