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The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) is in an extremely difficult financial situation because of restrictions imposed during a pandemic coronavirus. This was stated by the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda online hearings of the Public chamber, Interfax reports.
According to Legoyda, religious organizations live by donations. “People no donations,” he said.
He added that parishes organized volunteer help and carried the products. In this part, and the priests, and the bishops, and the bishops. Legoyda also thanked state Duma deputies for the fact that earlier on may 22, they passed a bill to support charity.
About the lack of money in the ROC due to the lack of parishioners it was also reported on 8 may. As told, Archpriest Vladimir Vigilyansky, in all the churches, where strict quarantine, with virtually no money, and transfers of donations is barely enough for the salaries of employees. The head of the ROC Patriarch Kirill has appealed to the rich parishioners with a request to financially assist the priests.
According to the latest data, only in Russia revealed 317 554 cases of coronavirus in 85 regions. For the entire period recorded 3099 deaths, recovered 92 681 people.
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