Moscow Patriarchate Priest Suspected of Pedophilia Ordained as Bishop

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(source) Last week, this priest was found together with a naked underage boy during a raid by Ukraine’s SBU security service.

The ordination was held at the St. Panteleimon Cathedral in Kyiv, and performed by UOC-MP Primate Metropolitan Onufriy. He was assisted by Metropolitan Meletiy of Chernivtsi and Bukovyna.

Also, judging by the broadcast, the event was attended by the abbot of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery, Petro Lebid, against whom sanctions were imposed by the National Security and Defense Council two days prior.

Kremlin manuals, child pornography, a priest in underwear: What the SBU found during raids on the UOC diocese in Bukovyna

On Nov. 25, the SBU conducted searches at the Chernivtsi-Bukovyna Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church–Moscow Patriarchate. Russian propaganda literature and several Russian passports were seized.

Specifically, SBU agents seized a number of Kremlin propaganda manuals and Russian certificates and correspondence of the diocese leaders with their Moscow-based supervisors. Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church allegedly demanded that the priests of the UOC–MP deny Russia’s armed aggression, talk about the “oppression of the Moscow church” and other Russian propaganda narratives.

The SBU has charged the diocese’s clergy with high treason.