Nicholas Dubinett: OFM Conv
Pope Francis was first appointed a Bishop-assistant of the Archdiocese of priests from Russia. They became Nikolay Dubinin, told TASS the Chancellor of the Curia of the Archdiocese of the Mother of God in Moscow, father Igor Kovalevsky.
“In the recent history of the Catholic Church in Russia is the first appointment of the Bishop of the ethnic Russian people”, — he stressed.
Prior to this, Dubinin performed the duties of Abbot of the monastery of St. Anthony the miracle worker of St.-Petersburg. Now he is given a titular diocese of the Water Besaranska, which is located in Tunisia.
Earlier it became known that the Vatican has opened for believers the main Church of the Roman Catholic Church — St. Peter’s Cathedral. The Pope prayed in one of its chapels, the grave of the previous Pontiff John Paul II. The Church was closed from March 10 due to pandemic coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. During this time there was a series of Easter services, which were attended by only a few people, including the Pope.
Video, photo All from Russia.