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    Covid-denying priest Father Sergei Romanov seizes Russian monastery

    Father Sergei has described the ongoing coronavirus outbreak as a "pseudo-pandemic" and accused church leaders of "working with the forerunners of the Antichrist" by closing churches.

    After suspending him in May the Russian Orthodox Church organised an ecclesiastical court to determine his future.

    But at the court session on Monday Father Sergei told officials his conscience was clear and declared they would have to kick him out of the Sredneuralsk monastery by force. He left the meeting, and on Tuesday seized control of the site.
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