This was announced by Vasily Rulinsky, press secretary of the Synodal Department for Church Charity and Social Service.
"Now it became known about the death of Father Dimitri Smirnov. Kingdom of Heaven to dear father", - he wrote in his Telegram channel.
Let us recall that Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov is known for his scandalous statements. For example, he stated that a woman living in a civil marriage is no different from a prostitute, and that women are, in general, dumber than men. In addition, he advised to wean children from mate by "scuffle" - later this statement in the Russian Orthodox Church was assessed as a joke.