2010-09-29 15:41:00

Resin confirms plans to build 200 Orthodox churches in Moscow

*** Mosques and synagogues will also be constructed

Moscow, September 29, Interfax - Acting Moscow Mayor Vladimir Resin confirmed the plans to build 200 Orthodox churches in the capital.

"On His Holiness Patriarch Kirill's request we are getting ready to build 200 Orthodox churches in Moscow on a charity basis," Resin said at a press conference on Wednesday.

He noted that it is planned to build most of these Orthodox churches in Moscow bedroom districts and building options are worked out and approved by the Patriarchate.

Resin said that alongside with Orthodox churches building of mosques, synagogues and other cult buildings will also go on in the capital. "Moscow is a multinational city, no one will stand aside," he stressed.