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Monday, November 18, 2013

BREAKING NEWS>> Unknown individuals try to burn down two Orthodox churches in Tatarstan

The domes of a Russian Orthodox church (right) share the skyline of Kazan, Tatarstan's capital, with the minarets of a Muslim mosque, a reminder of the city's history of peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims.  

Kazan, November 18 - Two churches were set on fire in the Chistopol Diocese of Tatarstan in the early hours of November 17, Tatarstan's Metropolia said in a statement.


One of the churches, a prayer house in honor of the Great Martyr Dimitry Solunsky, located in the village of Lenino, in the Novosheshminsky District of Tatarstan, was completely destroyed in the fire. The other church, a church in honor of new Russian martyrs of confessors, located in Chispotol, which is under construction, was salvaged by emergency services, the report says.

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