The Patriarch called on the authorities of Moscow to dedicate to the temples more land

© RIA Novosti / dimes Celaberate fotomonsterflash in the temple presentation of the Lord in ZhulebinoThe Patriarch called on the authorities of Moscow to dedicate to the temples more land© RIA Novosti / Celaberate dimes in the Bank

The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill urged the city authorities to increase the area of land allocated for the construction of churches, to 0.7 hectares.

On Friday under the chairmanship of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church held a meeting of the Board of Trustees under the program of building 200 churches in Moscow. The event was also attended by the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin.

«I would like to contact the city with a request to increase the size of land that provide today for the construction of churches, to 0.7 hectares», — said the Patriarch.

According to him, while in dense urban areas, many dedicated to the construction of land have a «very limited area».

«If it is possible to increase the area, it is necessary to use» — said the Hierarch.

According to the data cited by the Deputy of the state Duma of the Russian Federation, Advisor to the mayor of the Patriarch and the construction of churches Vladimir resin today in the context of the «200» was built in the capital 41 temple, including four in the new territory of Moscow. Currently we are building 47 churches, including eight in the new territories of Moscow.

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