Moscow. April 3. INTERFAX – St. Petersburg diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church will have a psychological assistance to the victims of the explosion in the subway of the Northern capital.
“Immediately upon receiving information about the addresses of the hospitals where currently heading the wounded, each of them will be directed the clergy to provide spiritual support to the relatives and the affected people”, – said on Monday the communications sector St. Petersburg Metropolitanate.
With the blessing of Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga Barsonophios the families of the victims and the victims, if necessary, will also be provided financial assistance.
The head of the diocesan Department for charity and social Ministry, Archpriest Nikolai Brynden is in operational communication with the emergency Department of St.-Petersburg and Leningrad region and the city Committee on social policy.
In turn, Metropolitan Varsonofy expressed his condolences, saying that he was praying “for the repose of the souls of the innocent victims, the healing of the victims, comfort their families and friends”.
For his part, the head of the diocesan Department for cooperation of Church and society Archpriest Alexander Pelin said “Interfax-Religion” that the diocese uses priests, “who are specially trained to provide psychological assistance in such difficult and terrible situations.”