KIEV. July 16. UNN. In the area of mount Athos for the last 10 days died two bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church. About this UNN reports referring to “Echo of Moscow”.
As reported by deacon Andrei Kuraev, Bishop of Ivano-Frankivsk and Kolomiya Tikhon died on mount Athos. In turn, the official website of the Moscow Patriarchate said that the death of Bishop Tikhon came after a long illness.
This is the second Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, who died over the past 10 days in the vicinity of mount Athos, the newspaper notes. So, on July 6 in the area of Halkidiki was found the body of Bishop and Beloretsk Birsk, Elijah, who also made a pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain.
We will remind, Patriarch Irinej of Serbia made in the base of the site “Peacemaker”.