Metropolitan of Kuban dies of coronavirus

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Metropolitan of Yekaterinodar and Kuban, Chairman of the Supreme Church-wide Court of the Russian Orthodox Church Isidor, died due to complications caused by the coronavirus. This was announced on Saturday, August 8, by Bishop Savva of Zelenograd in his Telegram channel.

According to the Kuban Metropolitanate, the priest died “after a short and serious illness.” He was 79 years old.

Metropolitan Isidor of Yekaterinodar and Kuban (in the world Kirichenko Nikolai Vasilyevich) was born in 1941 in the Leningrad region. Studied at the Leningrad Theological Seminary, then at the Academy.

In 2001, he was elevated to the rank of Metropolitan, at the same time he was awarded the title “Yekaterinodar and Kuban”.

For activities for the good of the Church, he has many awards, including secular ones.

In Russia, according to the latest data, 882,347 cases of coronavirus were detected in 85 regions. Over the entire period, 14 854 deaths were recorded, 690 207 people recovered.

All relevant information on the situation with coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112. In addition, information is available under the hashtag #WeWeTogether.

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