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Thursday, May 5, 2011

200 Orthodox Churches to be Built in Moscow

What a remarkable development, particularly when one considers that for much of the 20th century Catholics prayed at every Holy Mass for the conversion of Russia.  Perhaps it is time to ask Russia to pray for the conversion of the West.

The mayor of Moscow has pledged that “there will be no problems and delays” that would hinder a plan by the Russian Orthodox Church to construct 200 churches in the Russian capital. 

The city of 10.5 million is in “the last place in terms of the ratio between the number of churches and the number of Orthodox believers,” said Patriarch Kirill. “Two hundred churches will not fully solve the problem, but they will change the situation radically, because we will have the chance to work with the people living within walking distance from the churches.” 

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