2017-11-27 20:59:00

Patriarch Kirill warns against rush with respect to question of identifying royal remains found in Yekaterinburg

Moscow, November 27, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on Monday refused to interrupt a conference, which focused on the latest evidence in the investigation of the suspected royal remains found in Yekaterinburg, after a call informing of a bomb "planted" at the Sreteniye (Presentation of Christ) church on the grounds of the monastery where the meeting was taking place.

"They are intimidating us. Let's keep on working," the patriarch was quoted as saying after the conference by its host, the head of the Sretensky Monastery, Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov).

The patriarch thanked the experts, who gathered at the conference, for doing an enormous job, and called the atmosphere of the meeting "very good."

"We are looking for answers to fateful questions. We have no right to error... In the cause in which we are all involved, there should be no hurry, either towards a holiday, towards Monday, or towards the New Year," the Russian church leader said.

The practice of conducting such meetings of experts for progress updates in the inquiry into the so-called "royal remains" is expected to continue.