The mother of priest Grozovsky, who is accused of pedophilia, died in St. Petersburg without seeing the son
The mother of the priest Gleb Grozovsky, who is accused of pedophilia, died Thursday morning, October 6, at the hospital of St. Petersburg. This was announced on his page in social network “Vkontakte” the priest’s sister Love Grozovskaya.
According to her, the death of their mother Zinaida Grozovsky came today at 10:00. “We did everything that was humanly possible to arrange the meeting of his mother, but did not,” writes Love Grozovskaya.
Zinaida Grozovsky was hospitalized in late September. Wrote her daughter, the woman was diagnosed with damage to the brainstem with hemorrhage, she is in a coma, the doctors said that she had no chance.
Relatives petitioned the consequence on the latest date Grotowski with the mother, but, as reported by “Interfax”, received no response.
The criminal case against Grozovsky was initiated in November 2013, when a priest was in Israel. According to investigators, the priest abused several minors in the camps in 2011 on the island of Konevets, Priozersky district of the Leningrad region, and in June 2013 on the territory of Greece in the camp of the Orthodox youth club “Philadelphia”.
Grozovsky has declared his innocence and refused to return home. In Israel, he tried to obtain citizenship. In April 2014, Grozovsky was declared in the international search. In September of the same year he was detained by the Israeli Central Bureau of Interpol at the request of the Russian Prosecutor General’s office.
In early September of this year, Grozovsky was extradited to Russia and was taken to St. Petersburg. On 17 September the full-time priest was charged with.
Father Gleb held the post of Advisor to the General Director of FC “Zenit” for spiritual and moral questions. He also led youth programs on radio stations and published the magazine “Student”. Since 2007 the priest was engaged in children’s Orthodox camp. 2013 Grozovsky in connection with the charges against him removed from service.