January 7, 2023, 16:03 – Public News Service – OSN

The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) spoke about the increase in the number of parishioners after the start of a special military operation in Ukraine. The head of the Synodal Missionary Department of the Moscow Patriarchate, Bishop Euthymius of Lukhovitsky, spoke about this on the air of the Rossiya-24 TV channel.

According to him, people come not only to order prayers and services, but also just to light a candle.

The bishop noted that citizens began to worry more, both for the lives of their loved ones, and for those who perform their military duty.

Euthymius added that many recruits began to turn to the faith more often and ask more questions about the spiritual life.

Previously, the Public News Service wrote that Russian Orthodox Church called depressing behavior of Russians who left the country.

In relation to citizens who left Russia, they are trying to make a political show, Vladimir Legoyda, chairman of the synodal department for relations between the church, society and the media of the Moscow Patriarchate, is sure.