A Russian Orthodox priest was shot in Chuvashia before the evening service in Chuvashia, Russia, on Saturday, April 24.
Archpriest Anatoly Sorokin from Chuvashia was shot before the evening service, says Bishop Savvaty of Buratia in his blog.
The Rector of the St. Nicholas Church in Yantikovo and father of five children, he came from a very religious family and was always very cheerful, says Bishop Savvaty.
His wife said to Bishop Savvaty that Fr. Anatoly was shot in the back and that the bullet went directly in to the heart. The murderer shot from a short distance.
A criminal case has been initiated. A 47-old villager suspected of the murder has been taken in custody.With the saints grant rest,
to the soul of Thy servant,
where there is neither sickness,
but life everlasting.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Another Russian Orthodox Priest Murdered
Article via Orthodoxy and the World (with some minor editing):