Metropolitan Hilarion called the cause of the change of the General Director of the «Sofrino»

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotoracconti of St. Matrona of Moscow, made at the factory of Art-Industrial enterprise Sofrino. Archival photoMetropolitan Hilarion called the cause of the change of the General Director of the «Sofrino»© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

The decision of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill to change the leadership of artistic and production Association «Sofrino» was necessary to sofrinsky workshops were again competitive, said Saturday the head of the Department for external Church relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.

Thus he answered the question of leading the program «Church and world» on the channel «Russia 24» about the attitude to the recent dismissal of the long head of the «Sofrino» Eugene Parkhaev.

«The man who headed this company for many years, has done much for its development», — said the Metropolitan.

However, he added, in the course of enterprise of the independent audit revealed a number of problems, one of which was the fact that in a number of shops «Sofrino» was uncompetitive.

«I recently met with a single Governor, and he told me straight that when we build churches and equip their Church utensils, then order it not «Sofrino», because everything is too expensive», — said the head of the DECR.

The Hierarch expressed hope that the new leadership «Sofrino» will correct the mistakes. Earlier, the acting Director General of the Association «Sofrino» was appointed Grigory antjufeev.

Enterprise «Sofrino» produces icons, vestments, and various ornaments, the products of art and jewelry.

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