Russian Orthodox old believers Church founded its first community in Pakistan

Moscow. June 30. INTERFAX – the priest of the Russian Orthodox old belief Church Cyril Shahzad was taken into the fold of Christianity 120 residents of Pakistan.

Corresponding to the rank he held in the city of Sargodha, thus creating the first old believers ‘ community in this country, the press service of the rpsts.

The father Kirill, a Pakistani, became a believer this spring. He was trained in Russia, being present at Church services. He was assisted by priests who know English. Now this knowledge he will give his community.

The number of Christians in Pakistan is approximately 1-2% of the total population of the country. Orthodox Christianity in the country began to spread, according to legend, the preaching of the Apostle Thomas.