Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) will firmly adhere to the agreements with the Roman Catholic Church concerning the stay of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Russia. This was reported by press Secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, the priest of Alexander Volkov, reports RIA Novosti on Saturday, June 24.
“I think we need all of us to recall the agreement that was reached with the Roman Catholic Church: it implies the return of the relics of St. Nicholas from St. Petersburg on July 28 back in Bari,” he said.
Wolves also responded to the question about the possibility to leave the relic in Russia. “Let’s wait and see. I’m not ready to predict anything as to evaluate some opportunities,” — said the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church.
To date the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Moscow already bowed to one million pilgrims.
In Moscow, the artifact was taken on may 21, it was the first time in history. The relics are in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, by mid-July they will move to St. Petersburg, and then return to Italy.
Nikolay Chudotvorets (Saint Nicholas) is one of the most revered Christian saints. According to the biography, he was born in Asia Minor (now territory of Turkey) in the third century. Was Archbishop. Is the patron Saint of travelers, prisoners and orphans.