: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Crimean archbishop accuses Russia of trying to tarnish his name

SIMFEROPOL: The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Moscow-annexed Crimea said on Monday he had been released by police, accusing Russian authorities of seeking to tarnish his reputation.Archbishop Kliment was taken off a bus in the Crimean capital of Simferopol on Sunday as he was preparing to travel to southern Russia to visit a Ukrainian who is being tried on terrorism charges.Kliment said he had been reported for allegedly stealing religious items from his own church and swearing at the bus station.“This is absolutely absurd: they are accusing a priest of stealing church ware and indecency,“ the 49-year-old Father …read more

Source: theSun

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