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Murdered priest buried in Moscow

Father Daniil Sysoyev has been laid to rest in Moscow. Hundreds of worshippers gathered to pay their last respects to the Orthodox priest killed in his church last week.

Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, led the funeral service.

Father Daniil Sysoyev was shot dead by a masked man in St Thomas church at the conclusion of a service. The choirmaster was also wounded in the shooting.

Sysoyev was well-known for his controversial missionary work with Islamic immigrants. Investigators suspect religious hatred could have been a motive for the killing.

The priest had received numerous death threats before he was killed.

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