Moscow. April 13. INTERFAX – state Duma Deputies proposed to restore the bells at the Orthodox monastery of St. Thecla in Maaloula Syrian, said the head of the Duma Committee on civil society development issues, public and religious organisations Sergey Gavrilov.
“We, the members of the Committee and the panel on the protection of Christian values, addressed to the Patriarchate, has offered to recover the bell instead of the previously stolen in the monastery of St. Thecla”, – said Gavrilov, “Interfax”.
The MP added that he and the deputies of the state Duma group for relations with the Parliament of Syria, headed by Dmitry Sablin, during a visit to the SAR visited the monastery of St. Thecla and personally acquainted with the consequences of his capture by terrorists.
“We have studied this issue. We believe that the Voronezh bells the best, they can tolerate temperature changes. It’s a classic, it is handmade.
MA’lula is one of the most popular places among Russian pilgrims. The monastery is now cleared of terrorists, the way is unlocked, the nuns released. Is actively working on its restoration”, – said Gavrilov.
According to him, at this stage it is important not only the participation of the Russian HQs in Syria, but also of great importance is the restoration of civil society, and Russia also can help.