Man stabs himself to death in Ukrainian church

Man stabs himself to death in Ukrainian church

27 Mar, 04:24 PM

A man has stripped naked and stabbed himself to death during service in a church in Ukrainian Spaso-Uspensky monastery, Russian web-site reported on Friday.

The incident took place in the church that keeps the relics of St. Kuksha of Odessa. Several monks carried the suicide victim out of the building and called for an ambulance. The man died in hospital on the same day without regaining conscience and could not explain the reasons behind the move.

Later, church representatives said that the suicide victim had suffered from a mental disease, repeatedly attempted to kill himself, and his body was covered in numerous scars.

After the incident the church was sanctified again by the Odessa Mitropolitan.  

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