Budapest. March 10. INTERFAX – the Hungarian government has sponsored the restoration of three Russian Orthodox churches and the construction of another within their own country – for these purposes will be allocated 2.4 billion forints (about € 7.7 million).
The ceremonial signing of the agreement on granting Hungarian diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church of these subsidies took place yesterday in Budapest, said “Interfax-Religion” on Friday in the diocese.
The agreement was signed by the Manager of the Hungarian diocese, Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk and the Minister of human resources of Hungary Zoltan Balogh.
The subsidy is allocated for the restoration of the Dormition Cathedral of Budapest, the Church of the Holy Trinity in the town of Miskolctapolca and the Church of St. Nicholas in the current. In addition, it will build a new Orthodox Church in the Hungarian city of Heviz.
According to Bishop Tikhon, who leads the diocese, the identification of this significant amount is the contribution of the Hungarian people not only in the restoration of churches, monuments of Hungary, but also in the preservation of the Christian, traditional values of Europe.