In residential areas of Petersburg are not enough churches – Metropolitan

Saint-Petersburg. 14 Feb. INTERFAX – the Construction of the temple is not only the restoration of historical justice or the creation of new architectural dominant, but also need a large number of believers, according to the Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga Varsonofy.

“Over the last thirty years we have built large number of temples, there are many parishes, however, what was lost and destroyed during the Soviet era, not so easy to restore. This particularly affects the so-called bedroom communities, where urban planning policy of the past period of our history did not imply the construction of churches,” – said the Metropolitan in an interview with “Interfax”.

According to him, the receipts are recorded, however, not always been allocated plots of land, delays in the design, which can drag on for several years.

“You have to understand that the initiative to open a Church often comes from local residents who want near his home to see the house of God, constantly engaged in worship, the sacraments, interact with clergy. This is especially true for the elderly who find it hard to get to the Cathedral, located in the heart of the city”, – said the Metropolitan Varsonofy.