Italian Marquis gave the Ekaterinburg diocese, the relics of St. Catherine

Ekaterinburg. July 10. INTERFAX – a Fragment of the relics of the patroness of Ekaterinburg St. Catherine transferred to the city, according to the diocesan press service.

The relic was brought from Rome Dell’immacolata Marquis Solaro del Borgo, the heir of an ancient aristocratic family.

“The Marquis donated the Ekaterinburg diocese, the relics of St. Catherine the great Martyr and the Holy apostles Philip and James, as well as documents about the authenticity of the relics”, – stated in the message.

According to Metropolitan Kirill of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye, when the city will be the Church of St. Catherine, relics are stored in it.

The Marquis del Borgo for the past 25 years comes to Russia, passing in the gift of the local churches and monasteries of the ancient Shrine. These include relics of the twelve apostles, St. Nicholas, St. George the Martyr and Martyr Natalia.