The Russian Orthodox Church speaker talked about its difficult financial situation as a result of limitations during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Religious organizations have been placed in an extremely difficult situation in these two months (…) It is clear that a religious organization lives on donations: no people – no donations,” said the head of the Synodal Department for Church, Society and Media Relations, Vladimir Legoyda, at online hearings at the Public Chamber a few days ago, as Interfax-religion mentions.
However, he said that in spite of the difficult situation, religious organizations became centers for extending charitable help.
Absence of parishioners resulted in lack of financial income and seriously stroke at church budget. Patriarch Kirill abolished the “tax” from dioceses for three months of this year and allotted funds to support the most suffering parishes and charitable church projects.