Putin called the big event of the relics of Saint Nicholas in Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin called the big event delivery of the relics of St. Nicholas from Italy to Russia.

«This event is made possible through the agreement that was reached at the meeting of the Patriarch with the Pope. A great event for Orthodox believers,» — said Putin at a meeting with Patriarch of Coptic Tawadros II.

The meeting was held at the residence of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill, where the Russian President came to congratulate him on his birthday. Putin presented the Patriarch with a book of the nineteenth century «Life of Saint Nicholas».

«We are very grateful to the Pope and the Holy see in the decision that was made at the request of the Patriarch», — said the Russian President.

He noted that Russia attaches great importance to the development of interchurch relations and «the Church performs a very important role in the rapprochement of peoples».

The relics of St. Nicholas for the first time in history brought to Russia. With 13 hours on may 22 to him opened free access for pilgrims. As reported by the official website of the bringing of the Shrine, almost 50 thousand pilgrims have venerated the relics over the first three days. Access to the relics is open daily until 12 July from 8.00 to 21.00.

The agreement on the bringing of the relics of Italy were reached by the results of the historic meeting of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill with Pope Francis February 12, 2016. This is a unique event, because for all 930 years of stay of the relics in Bari they have never left the city limits.The relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker was brought to Russia© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in potamocorbula the importation of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Russia was engaged in the Moscow Patriarchate. Previously, other shrines have taken various Orthodox funds.Putin called the big event of the relics of Saint Nicholas in Russia© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in potamocorbula the importation of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Russia was engaged in the Moscow Patriarchate. Previously, other shrines have taken various Orthodox funds.© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobanka of the Saint, brought to Moscow on the eve of his memory. 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to Sysoeva in photomontage on the first day to the relics lined up in long queues.Putin called the big event of the relics of Saint Nicholas in Russia© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photomontage on the first day to the relics lined up in long queues.© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly in fotobesplatnoe wishing to venerate the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Moscow, will have to come to the metro station «Park of culture» to stand in a queue.Putin called the big event of the relics of Saint Nicholas in Russia© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly in fotobesplatnoe wishing to venerate the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Moscow, will have to come to the metro station «Park of culture» to stand in a queue.© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobank ROC announced that no «VIP passes» to the relics will not.Putin called the big event of the relics of Saint Nicholas in Russia© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobank ROC announced that no «VIP passes» to the relics will not.© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobanks 23 may in Moscow will officially arrive, the pilgrims from other regions.Putin called the big event of the relics of Saint Nicholas in Russia© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobanks 23 may in Moscow will officially arrive, the pilgrims from other regions.© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotoreceptori access to the relics will be provided only for disabled persons who cannot move without means and women with infants.Putin called the big event of the relics of Saint Nicholas in Russia© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotoreceptori access to the relics will be provided only for disabled persons who cannot move without means and women with infants.© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in Photobacterium to the relics of St. Nicholas will be open from 8 am to 21 PM.Putin called the big event of the relics of Saint Nicholas in Russia© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in Photobacterium to the relics of St. Nicholas will be open from 8 am to 21 PM.© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly in fotobank city staff warn that to get in line, you need to 17.00 in order to have time to go to the Shrine before the closing of the temple.Putin called the big event of the relics of Saint Nicholas in Russia© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly in fotobank city staff warn that to get in line, you need to 17.00 in order to have time to go to the Shrine before the closing of the temple.© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photobacteria order and security in the area of the temple of Christ the Savior will provide more than two thousand law enforcement officers.Putin called the big event of the relics of Saint Nicholas in Russia© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photobacteria order and security in the area of the temple of Christ the Savior will provide more than two thousand law enforcement officers.© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobank access to the Shrine involved volunteers.Putin called the big event of the relics of Saint Nicholas in Russia© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobank access to the Shrine involved volunteers.© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotoracconti on a daily basis in two shifts of 200 people each.Putin called the big event of the relics of Saint Nicholas in Russia© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotoracconti on a daily basis in two shifts of 200 people each.© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobanka of St. Nicholas will stay in Moscow 52 days.Putin called the big event of the relics of Saint Nicholas in Russia© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobanka of St. Nicholas will stay in Moscow 52 days.© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobacteria relics was one of the results of the historic meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis.Putin called the big event of the relics of Saint Nicholas in Russia© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobacteria relics was one of the results of the historic meeting between Patriarch 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Nicholas in Russia© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobanka of the Department for External Church relations Metropolitan Hilarion at the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Bari. /

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