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St. Petersburg diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church is not going to close temples despite the requirement of power

Санкт-Петербургская епархия РПЦ не намерена закрывать храмы несмотря на требование власти

Temples of St. Petersburg diocese will continue its Ministry, “Interfax” with reference to the review of the diocese about the city authorities imposed a temporary ban on visits to religious sites.

 

In a statement, the diocese argues that the clergy should “fulfill my pastoral duty in relation to all believers,” including those who are in the current situation, you need to go to the temple. At the same time, the diocese reported the organization of online broadcasts of the meetings for those members who remain at home, and about communion at home for the elderly.

 

In addition, the Governor of the Alexander Nevsky monastery, Bishop Nazariy of Kronstadt in his interview to “Tsargrad” said Laurel will continue to serve on the regular schedule. However, he added that priests “do not allow “outside” to close the temples with their own hands” of the clergy, and threatened that “if it will make the power structure, then all the consequences will be on their conscience”.

 

We will remind, on Thursday the authorities of St. Petersburg imposed a ban on visits to religious organizations for the period from 28 March to 5 April. In the ROC it solution called “unconstitutional”.

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