Patriarch Kirill spoke about the prison priests

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photovacation of Moscow and all Russia Kirill at the opening of the hierarchical Council of the ROC. 29 Nov 2017Patriarch Kirill spoke about the prison priests© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

Russian Patriarch Kirill said that more than thousands of priests Ministers to inmates of Russian prisons.

«Places of imprisonment a total of 1019 nourished shepherds,» — said the Patriarch to the participants of the hierarchical Council of the ROC.

He stressed that among the needs of the previous bishops ‘ Council, which took place in 2013 was the introduction of the institution staff, prison clergy. In the period between the councils, as noted by the Patriarch, reached an agreement with the secular authorities on the introduction in each region of the Russian Federation the assistant to the chief of territorial administration of Federal service of execution of punishments on the organization of work with believers of prisoners.

«This officer takes care of the administrative burden, providing the admission of the clergy to prisoners and work with them. In most of the regions mentioned position appointed Orthodox priests in some regions, representatives of other religions prevalent among the prisoners,» — said the Patriarch.