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Russia: Thousands queue to see St. Nicholas relics in Moscow02:35

Russia: Thousands queue to see St. Nicholas relics in Moscow

Russian Federation, Moscow
May 22, 2017 at 19:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of believers queued outside the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, Monday, to see the relics of Saint Nicholas, which were brought to Russia from Italy the day before.

Around 11,000 believers queued up to see the relics of one of the Russian Orthodox Church's most important figures.

Among the visitors, were numerous children. One of them, Tatiana Mineeva, said "Why is this day significant? Well, it happens for the first time in Russia [..] Secondly, I think that this is the people's need. Faith is probably an integral part of our state."

Believers will be able to visit the remains of Saint Nicholas from May 22 till July 12 in Moscow and from July 13 till July 28 in Saint-Petersburg.

The agreement to bring the relics to Russian was brokered by Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill during their historic meeting in Havana, in February this year.

Russia: Thousands queue to see St. Nicholas relics in Moscow02:35
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Thousands of believers queued outside the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, Monday, to see the relics of Saint Nicholas, which were brought to Russia from Italy the day before.

Around 11,000 believers queued up to see the relics of one of the Russian Orthodox Church's most important figures.

Among the visitors, were numerous children. One of them, Tatiana Mineeva, said "Why is this day significant? Well, it happens for the first time in Russia [..] Secondly, I think that this is the people's need. Faith is probably an integral part of our state."

Believers will be able to visit the remains of Saint Nicholas from May 22 till July 12 in Moscow and from July 13 till July 28 in Saint-Petersburg.

The agreement to bring the relics to Russian was brokered by Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill during their historic meeting in Havana, in February this year.

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