2020-08-10 18:27:00

'Main exorcist' of Russian Orthodox Church dies of coronavirus

Moscow, August 10, Interfax - Archimandrite German (Chesnokov), who was a monk at the Holy Trinity Lavra for many years, died on Saturday after a long illness caused by coronavirus, the Lavra said on its website.

Father German was the most prominent exorcist of the Russian Church. For many years, he was father superior of the Church of Sts Peter and Paul, the metochion of the Holy Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius in Sergiyev Posad, where he performed a special exorcism ritual every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Father German was 78.