Moscow Patriarchate to Help Priests and Widows of Clergymen in Need team | 16 May 2020

Financial assistance will be given to clergymen of Moscow churches, stavropegic monasteries and their metochions, who are in need, as well as to the widows of the deceased clergymen of Moscow.

In view of the financial difficulties of the capital’s churches, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, has blessed the compilation of lists of the clergymen of the capital’s churches, stavropegic monasteries and their metochions, who are in need of financial assistance, reports

The issue of material assistance for 2020 to the widows of the deceased Moscow clergymen will also be reviewed.

In addition, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill blessed the transfer of money to the Church of the Most Holy Theotokos in Putinki for activities to feed socially vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic.

These measures were taken in addition to the announced reduction of 25% of dues for 2020 to the Moscow Patriarchate for general church needs from the parishes of the city of Moscow and a number of dioceses.

Earlier, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church also blessed the financial support of the Moscow hospital of St. Alexius, as well as of the diocesan humanitarian aid centers and crisis support centers for pregnant women in 44 dioceses.

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