Valery Radaev, Governor of the Saratov Region, expressed gratitude to Metropolitan Ignatius of Saratov and Volsk, who helped raise 50 million rubles to fight the coronavirus infection.
The head of the region expressed his gratitude to His Eminence, Metropolitan Ignatius, on Tuesday, October 13, during a meeting of the Coordination Council for Counteracting the Spread of the Coronavirus Infection, reports the website of the regional government.
“In the fight against the spread of the coronavirus infection, Metropolitan Ignatius of Saratov and Volsk did not stand aside. With his assistance, funds in the amount of 50 million rubles were attracted to the regional health care system… I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Vladyka Ignatius for the fact that his first steps in the rank of the head of the Saratov Metropolitanate are associated with this kind of charity,” RIA Novosti quoted the Saratov governor.
It is noted that these funds will be used to purchase ventilators, oxygen concentrators and medicines.
Metropolitan Ignatius was appointed His Eminence of Saratov and Volsk, the head of the Saratov Metropolitanate, by the decision of the Holy Synod of August 25, 2020.