Marquise Immacolata Solaro del Borgo, heiress of the old aristocratic family, brought the shrine from Rome.
“The marquise conveyed to the Yekaterinburg Diocese relics of St. Catherine and Holy Apostles Philip and Jacob and also documents about their authenticity,” the message reads.
According to Metropolitan Kirill of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye, when St. Catherine Church is built in the city, the relics will be kept in it.
Marquise del Borgo has been visiting Russia for 25 years and convey old shrines to Russian monasteries and churches. Among them are particles of relics of the twelve apostles, St. Nicholas, St. George and St. Natalya.