Priest arrested in a crack house in Vitebsk, will be temporarily prohibited in the service of the state of the Church

Moscow. 7 Aug. INTERFAX – Priest Nikolai Kireyev of the Leningrad region detained over the weekend in the den in Belarus, the investigation will be banned in the Ministry.

“As in other similar cases, during investigation and trial of this cleric will be temporarily prohibited in the service of the ruling Bishop of the diocese of Vyborg”, – said the correspondent of “Interfax-Religion” on Monday, the Deputy head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vakhtang Kipshidze.

According to him, the Church will study all the circumstances of the charges against the priest charges, “despite their unprecedented.”

The representative of the Synodal Department also did not rule out the possibility of transmission of N. Kireeva of Russia in the framework of the order, under the Minsk Convention on legal assistance and legal relations in civil, family and criminal matters, to continue the investigation.

“The Russian Orthodox Church is open to cooperation on this issue with law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation”, – said V. Kipshidze.

On the eve of the Investigative Committee of Belarus reported that in Vitebsk in a RAID on a brothel, arrested a priest from Russia, he is suspected of attempting to take women in Petersburg as a “living product”.

“Vitebsk city Department of the Investigative Committee criminal case under part 1 of article 14 and part 2 of article 171 of the criminal code (attempt on the organization or the use of prostitution or creating conditions for prostitution involving export outside of the state of a person for prostitution) against 39-year-old citizen of the Russian Federation”, – reported in “Facebook” the official representative of the Department of insurance for the Vitebsk region Svetlana Sakharova.

As the portal the apprehended man is the father of Nicholas (Kireev) from the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Vsevolozhsk district of Leningrad region.