‘Those who unleashed aggression won’t be in heaven’ St. Petersburg priest faces criminal charges for condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine — Meduza

Former priest and doctor of theology Ioann Kurmoyarov has been jailed for two months pending trial on felony charges of spreading “false information” about the Russian military. St. Petersburg’s Kalininsky District Court remanded Kurmoyarov in custody on Saturday, June 11.

According to the rights group OVD-Info, the criminal case against Kurmoyarov was launched over a video posted on YouTube, in which he condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and maintains that according to Christian dogma, those who unleashed the war will go to hell.

“‘Blessed are the peacemakers’ — ‘the peacemakers’, do you understand the problem? And those who unleashed aggression won’t be in heaven,” Kurmoyarov said in the video.

 

Source: ‘Those who unleashed aggression won’t be in heaven’ St. Petersburg priest faces criminal charges for condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine — Meduza