06 June 2016, Monday, 12:39

Patriarch Kirill and Rustem Khamitov visited Orthodox churches in Ufa


UFA, 6 June 2016. /Bashinform News Agency, Galiya Nabieva/. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov visited a number of Orthodox churches in Ufa.

His Holiness the Patriarch Kirill and the Head of the republic familiarized with the construction of the Cathedral of the Resurrection.

Construction of the temple began in 2003 on the lands of the former Annunciation convent. It is a rough copy of the destroyed Cathedral of the Resurrection, on which site the Bashkir Academic Drama Theatre named after M. Gafuri is located now. The project of the new cathedral was created by the architect Rudolf Kiraydt based on old photographs. Since 2007, the temple construction was suspended due to the termination of funding. At present, a package of documents is formed, which allows to continue the construction of the cathedral.

The Patriarch Kirill spoke with the parish in the temple.

Patriarch Kirill and Rustem Khamitov also saw the sights of the capital of Bashkortostan.