Metropolitan Longin: I do not admit suspicion against me
The hierarch of the UOC told the details of today's interrogation by the police, where he was about to be handed a new suspicion.
Metropolitan Longin, the abbot of the Ascension Monastery of Bancheni, told the UOJ that he does not admit the suspicion of "inciting inter-religious discord" against him and will continue to prove his case.
The hierarch said that law enforcers did not hand him a new suspicion during his interrogation. According to the bishop, he was only questioned in the criminal case related to the "incitement of inter-religious discord".
"I will now decide what to do next, how to prove my case. Those charges that have been brought against me, I do not admit, I do not admit any suspicion. The investigation has already gone ahead. I think (among the law enforcers – Ed.) there will be people who will defend the truth, not discord – what is going on now with our Church, in our state. I would like everyone to know that I love our state. I trust in the Constitution of our state and the law that protects the right of every citizen of this country," he said.