ROC hopes for a positive dialogue with the new Director of «St. Isaac’s Cathedral»

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in potenciadance Cathedral in St. PetersburgROC hopes for a positive dialogue with the new Director of «St. Isaac’s Cathedral»© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

The St. Petersburg diocese is hoping for a good dialogue with the Museum-monument «St. Isaac’s Cathedral» after the appointment of Irada, Vovnenko acting Director, said RIA Novosti in the communications sector St. Petersburg Metropolitanate.

Earlier it became known that the acting Director of the State Museum-monument «St. Isaac’s Cathedral» appointed Vovnenko, previously held the post of Deputy Director of the Museum of public relations.

«In the diocese hope that the appointed head of the Museum of man, known in the professional Museum community will return with new energy to the work ahead and will be able to continue the important dialogue between the Museum and the Church in a positive format. The St. Petersburg diocese is open to constructive interaction with the new head of the Museum», — said the head of communications of the Archdiocese Natalia Rodomanova.

According to her, the head of the St. Petersburg diocese, Metropolitan Varsonofy with Irada, Vovnenko while not personally familiar, but other representatives of the diocese met her. In particular, at the opening ceremony of the exhibition of the famous Cypriot painter Manolis betinakis «Miraculous ones.», organized Vovnenko.

The Agency interlocutor also noted that the issue of the return of the Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church will continue dialogue with the city authorities.

The situation around St. Isaac’s Cathedral caused a public outcry when the authorities of St. Petersburg decided to transfer the Cathedral for 49 years, the Russian Orthodox Church in the free use with preserving the Museum and educational functions. Remains and legal status of the object — its owner is the city. The public is concerned about the fate of Isaac, despite the statement of representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Museum functions will be expanded, and the entrance to the Cathedral will be free.