His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia blessed the construction of a new Orthodox church, dedicated to St Nicholas the Wonderworker, in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok.
The foundation stone of the church will be laid on 20 December 2012.
The resolution, sent by His Holiness to Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Kingdom of Thailand, says in particular, “I give my blessing to the construction of the building of the Church St Nicholas the Wonderworker in Bangkok, Thailand, in accordance with the submitted project. By the intercession of Archbishop Nicholas of Mira in Lycia, the Lord will bless you, clerics, laymen and all those who work at the parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, for this important and good deed.”
The church is planned to be built and consecrated in 2013, website of the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand reports.