The Rev. Daniil Sysoyev, a Russian Orthodox priest who was known for promoting missionary work among Muslims, was shot in his church November 19, 2009, the Ria Novosti news agency reported.
Father Sysoyev, 35, died at a Moscow hospital of gunshot wounds to the head and chest. The parish's choir director was wounded in the shootings at the Church of St. Thomas in Moscow.
A Moscow Patriarchate official called Father Sysoyev a "talented missionary" whose work among Muslims might have been the motive for the shooting.