Patriarch Kirill consecrates a foundation stone of the church to commemorate Special Service officers

Natalya Mihailova | 16 April 2015
Moscow, April 15, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia consecrated the foundation stone of the future church of St. Feodor Ushakov in Moscow district Yuzhnoye Butovo.

“Here, we will lift our special prayers for those officers of state security agencies, who perished when fulfilling their professional duties, perished in the time of peace, defending their Motherland,” the patriarch said at the ceremony.

He noted that St. Feodor Ushakov was an invincible warrior and the church is dedicated to him.

“He was ready to give his life for the Motherland, he wisely led his troops, ships of the Black Sea fleet, he won surprising victories and remained a saint person,” the primate stressed.

The ceremony was attended by the Federal Security Service director Alexander Bortnikov, State Duma MP and the patriarch’s councilor on building Vladimir Resin, former commander of the Baltic Fleet Admiral Vladimir Valuyev, military agencies officials.

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