ROC called their financial situation extremely difficult

In the Russian Orthodox Church said about the dire financial situation which led to restrictive measures during the outbreak of coronavirus, reports “Interfax”.

online hearings of the Public chamber on Friday about this stated the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.

He noted that a religious organization lives by donations. “People no donations,” he said.

At the same time, despite the difficult situation, almost every parish has become a center of help, where the help of volunteers.

“the Priests were volunteers, we have bishops, the bishops became a volunteer, carried the products. This is very important,” — said Legoyda.

He expressed gratitude to the deputies of the state Duma’s adoption of the bill on assistance to NGOs, and for the fact that one of them was included religious organizations.