Monday, December 6, 2010

23,000 Churches Restored Since 1991

In a recent meeting Patriarch Kirill (Gundyayev) of Moscow noted that some 23,000 churches have been restored and reopened in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union. At the end of the Soviet era only 7,000 churches remained open, at least half of them in the Ukraine. Despite this the work of restoring Russia's churches is ongoing and the country still has far too few churches for the number of Orthodox Christians. More here.

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