The Nikolayevski Saint Trinity Monastery has sent a letter to PRAVDA.RU denying the information given in the article A MONK ADOPTS A GIRL.The letter, in particular, says that celibate priest Seraphim is really currently absent from the monastery, but on account of his health condition. Monk Daniil was in 1999 sent for probation to the Novosibirsk monastery where he still stays at present. The third monk in question, celibate monk Antoni, is in reality the monastery’s confessor. The letter was signed by Pheophan, the monastery’s Father-Superior. PRAVDA.RU asks the Nikolayevski Saint Trinity Monastery to accept its apologies for publishing unconfirmed information which originally emerged in the far-eastern newspaper Yezhednedvnye Novosti (Daly News) circulated in the city of Vladivostok. The paper cited Vsya Rossiya (All Russia) news agency.
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