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Russian church in Strasbourg will introduce Europeans to Orthodox traditions - Patriarch Kirill

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=10397 16 April 2013, 14:53 Russian church in Strasbourg will introduce Europeans to Orthodox traditions -
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      16 April 2013, 14:53
      Russian church in Strasbourg will introduce Europeans to Orthodox
      traditions - Patriarch Kirill

      Moscow, April 16, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
      has said he attaches great importance to the planned construction of the
      Russian Orthodox Church of All Saints in Strasbourg.

      "On one hand, the church and the parish will play a very large role in
      spiritual life, and, on the other hand, it will be a place where
      Europeans will be able to get acquainted with Orthodoxy and Orthodox
      culture," the patriarch said at the first session of the project's
      supervisory board in Moscow on Tuesday.

      The meeting was attended by representatives of the Russian Orthodox
      Church, the Russian authorities and a French delegation led by
      Strasbourg Deputy Mayor Olivier Bitz.

      This project is increasingly important for a number of reasons,
      including Strasbourg's role as a European capital, which hosts key
      institutions of the European Union, the head of the Russian Orthodox
      Church said.

      This city has a representative office of the Russian Orthodox Church,
      which has been doing "very important expert work in cooperation with the
      Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and other
      institutions," Patriarch Kirill said.

      Strasbourg and its suburbs are also home to thousands of
      Russian-speaking citizens who "really need to go to church on Sundays
      and holidays as a minimum and who certainly need a place to pray," he said.

      It is the Moscow Patriarchate's one and only parish in the east of France.

      Apart from the church, it is also necessary to have a parish building,
      which could become a cultural center and a platform for dialogue between
      the clergy, scholars, as well as public and political figures, Patriarch
      Kirill said.

      The church and the parish building will become an architectural landmark
      of Strasbourg as well, he said.
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