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The Cry of the New Martyrs Fr. Iosif Sofronov


     At the end of 1985 or early 1986, Fr. Iosif SOFRONOV (b. 1902), a priest from the village of Vnut in Novgorod region, was arrested, according to USSR News Brief. A search was carried out at the church without the two civil witnesses required under Soviet law, and many icon s are reported to have been taken away. The reason for the arrest is not yet known. (KNS No. 252)

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