Priest wounded in Kurakhovo regains consciousness and thanks for prayers

17 June 22:15
Wounded priest Ilya Manita. Photo: a video screenshot of Wounded priest Ilya Manita. Photo: a video screenshot of

Father Ilya has undergone four operations recently, the priest will require long-term treatment.


The priest of the UOC Eparchy of Odesa, Archpriest Ilya Manita, who was wounded near Kurakhovo, regained consciousness and thanked everyone for their prayers, reports the press service of the UOC Eparchy of Odesa.

Doctors at the I. Mechnikov Regional Hospital in Dnipro managed to stabilize the priest’s condition, but a large number of penetrating wounds require long-term treatment. Archpriest Ilya has already undergone four operations these days.

"The priest addressed all of you personally and thanked His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry, his spiritual father Metropolitan Agafangel and all the clergy who have offered and are offering their prayers for his health and the health of all defenders of Ukraine!" says the press service statement.

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