Patriarch: tens of thousands of people are already in the queue to the relics of St. Nicholas

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobanks of the ark with relics of St. Nicholas in the Cathedral of Christ the SaviorPatriarch: tens of thousands of people are already in the queue to the relics of St. Nicholas© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Tens of thousands of people are already standing in the queue to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, wishing to venerate the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, said on Monday the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill at the meeting with representatives of the Roman Catholic Church.

«As we sit here, already tens of thousands of people are Queuing to venerate the relics of this», — the Patriarch has told, opening a meeting in the premises of the temple of Christ the Savior.

Take part in the meeting, the DECR Chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Archbishop of Bari, Francesco’s Cacucci, Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation Archbishop Celestino Millor, representatives of the Russian Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Church.

The meeting is devoted to a historical event — for the first time in the history of the relics of Saint Nicholas from Bari to another country, in this case Russia. It is «a shining example of our witness of Christian faith», the Patriarch said, opening the meeting.

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