In the St. Petersburg Metropolitanate of the Russian Orthodox Church believe that the published in the media the words of the Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga Barsonophios “about the miracle that helped to build the stadium in St. Petersburg”, are distorted, have informed RIA of news in the communications sector of the Archdiocese.
On Friday during his visit to Saransk Metropolitan Varsonofy has reviewed progress of works on the construction of one of football fields of the future 2018 FIFA world Cup. The Bishop noted that we need to perform all the work qualitatively.
“I was a witness of how they built a stadium in St. Petersburg. Contractors come in, do something, they are all falling apart – the go… And the time is coming. In the end, before held, that even had a prayer to serve the stadium, and summon heavenly power. And with God’s help, this construction still made up,” said the Hierarch.
Metropolitan Varsonofy expressed the hope that the quality of construction of the stadium in Mordovia will delight millions of football fans for the world Cup in 2018.
A number of publications in the headlines on this material, wrote that the completion of the stadium, “the Russian Orthodox Church deemed it a miracle of God”.
“The communications sector of the St. Petersburg Metropolia urged fellow journalists to be more correct in making headlines and in the formulation of news”, — told RIA Novosti the head of communications Natalia Rodomanova.
The new stadium on Krestovsky island started to build for the football club “Zenit” in 2007, but in connection with the application for holding the world Cup project sent back for revision to the arena meets the requirements of FIFA. The decree of St. Petersburg on 29 December 2016 issued a permit to enter the stadium in operation. At the end of January it was reported that the estimated cost of construction of the stadium is 41,712 billion.