Putin venerated the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva fotobanka in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior where the ark with the relics of St. Nicholas the WonderworkerPutin venerated the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

President Vladimir Putin after the greetings of Patriarch Kirill’s name day we stopped in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and venerated the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.

The relics of St. Nicholas for the first time in history brought to Russia. With may 21, they are in the temple of Christ the Savior. 22 may from 13.00 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.

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