Agence France-PresseAugust 6, 2013 09:32
A man stabbed an elderly Russian priest to death who was deeply critical of Orthodox Church leadership and had supported the activist punk rock group Pussy Riot, investigators said Tuesday.
Pavel Adelgeim, 75, died late Monday in the northwestern Pskov region from a stab wound to his heart, regional investigators said.
A man, born in 1986, was arrested on suspicion of murdering the priest but stabbed himself as he was being detained. He has now been hospitalised with lung damage and investigators were waiting to interrogate him.